Idiom: play your cards right
Note: This expression can be used in any person (your, his, her, our, their)
— Play your cards right in college and you’ll get a great job after you graduate.
— If I play my cards right, I'll get a huge bonus check at the end of the year.
— I wish we had played our cards right and paid off our mortgage instead of remodeling our home.
— I played my cards right by saving money and not going into credit card debt so I was able to buy my first house at age 22.
— If you play your cards right, you can get your Master's Degree for free by taking courses while working here because they offer tuition reimbursement.
— If you had played your cards right and focused on your grades, you would have gotten a college basketball scholarship.
— I'm trying to play my cards right by taking on extra projects at work, so hopefully I will get a promotion in the future.
— My roommate played her cards right by working throughout college so now she doesn't have a lot of student loans like I do.
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