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wild card

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wild cardnoun

    an unpredictable factor

    "the weather was a wild card"

  2. wild cardnoun

    a playing card whose value can be determined by the person who holds it

Wiktionary

  1. wild cardnoun

    In card games, a card that can be assigned any value or used to substitute for any needed card.

  2. wild cardnoun

    A competitor or team that is allowed to compete in a tournament despite not reaching the normal standards to qualify for inclusion.

  3. wild cardnoun

    a character that substitutes for other characters in regular expressions and globbing

ChatGPT

  1. wild card

    A wild card generally refers to an element, often in a game or system, that can substitute for any other element or unknown factor, and can alter the overall outcome. It can also refer to an unpredictable or uncontrollable person or variable that could influence the result in an unexpected way. The term 'wild card' is commonly used in sports and computer programming.

Wikidata

  1. Wild Card

    Wild Card is an American comedy-drama series starring Joely Fisher. It was broadcast in the United States on Lifetime, and on the Global Television Network in Canada from August 2003 to July 2005.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wild card in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wild card in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of wild card in a Sentence

  1. Leon Campbell:

    I'll be more interested in this (royal baby) because Harry is the cool one, ... he's the wild card, he's the ginger one.

  2. Hugh Tallents:

    I can see them getting bought out or taken private, but they wouldn't be interesting to big banks, Schwab or Morgan Stanley. A wild card could be PayPal.

  3. Alan Lin:

    Austin [Rogers] especially was a big unknown. All I knew is that he had won 12 games and a lot of money, so when I heard I was going up against him in the first round, my goal was honestly just shooting for a wild-card spot. But then I think I played the best game of ‘Jeopardy!’ I’ve ever played and got the lock game, which really helped my confidence, though that confidence promptly deserted me the next day.

  4. Windham Financial:

    I see the dollar trade probably continuing at this point since we're the only ones moving toward a tightening bias, greece is the wild card in terms of what will happen to the euro.

  5. Starter Mike Fiers:

    Nobody is surprised to see Hendriks helping out. Everything he does is with a passion and care known well for his thoughtful work off the field as much as his intensity on it. Hendriks reliability in the ninth inning has earned him a solid reputation, too. But you wont hear Hendriks say it. He plans to earn the job again. I dont want to be complacent, he said. Going out there and making sure I put everything on the line every night is a big thing for me. The Oakland closer received a nice raise when he signed a $ 5.3 million, one-year contract last month to avoid salary arbitration. The 31-year-old Hendriks is approaching this season as if he has everything to prove once again. He plans to take the mound each opportunity he gets exhibiting the confidence that he can and will repeat what he did last season. The right-hander, a former opener for the As, went 4-4 with a 1.80 ERA and 25 saves over a career-high 75 appearances spanning 85 innings. I dont want to dwell too much on last year because I dont want to rest on my laurels. I dont want to go out there and be like, Oh, I had my good year, I can ride that wave as long as I can, Hendriks said. I want to go out there and prove that it wasnt a fluke. I want to go out there and prove that no matter what happened last year I still need to win the job this year. I dont want to be gifted anything. I dont want to be given anything, I want to go out there and make sure that in spring training I prove that I want this role, I want this job and Im going to run away with it and prove to everybody why I want it. Hendriks became a key piece for As manager Bob Melvin late in games last season as The Oakland earned the ALs top wild card before losing to Tampa Bay. Considering his topsy-turvy history, Melvin is hardly surprised by Hendriks focus. He got designated for assignment on June 25, 2018 and has been through that almost a half-dozen times now before starting The Oakland 7-2 wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium just more than three months later. You would expect that from somebody thats been through the trials and tribulations that hes been over his career, so I think it is more about him not relaxing at all, Melvin said. He wants to be pushed, he wants to earn everything that he gets. Hes come a long way. He had as dominant a year really as anybody in baseball. He has learned from other times when he thought things were going smoothly, saying, I dont like feeling like Ive got it in the bag because as soon as I do somethings always going to pop up, Hendriks said. I dealt with certain things very poorly in the past and my mindset to get over that was expect the worst and hope for the best, he said. Expect the worst and if something good happens youre able to handle it, rather than expecting things and if they didnt come to fruition, falling out a rabbit hole and being kind of self-deprecating and all that. Starter Mike Fiers appreciates Hendriks determination and focus to again show why he is fit to be the ninth-inning option. Everyone has their ups and downs, and thats similar to how I am. I dont want to just sit back and be like Listen, Ive got the job.


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