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wild card

noun as in twist of fate

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Even though the team finished 11-5, it entered the playoffs as a wild card that seemingly needed more time together to compete with more polished contenders.

The other wild card is whether precipitation changes to a wintry mix or even rain and freezing rain after a period of accumulating snow.

The Bears reached the playoffs as a wild card after going 8-8 during the regular season.

The fifth-seeded Ravens reached the playoffs as a wild card, clinching their spot last Sunday on the final day of the regular season.

The president has been a wild card almost every budget battle for the past four years, and he may still be one in his final weeks in office.

While Collins lost this match, her $9,100 total was enough to earn a Wild Card and advance.

I was rooting for the Yankees to not make the wild card as much as I was rooting for the Red Sox to win it all.

The only wild-card is the Secretary of State John Kerry, who is said to be "obsessed" with the issue.

The centrist, pro-guns Halvorson certainly would seem a wild card.

Graham is Kapur's wild card, especially because Graham does face reelection in 2014.

There was one time a tailor, and he was a wild card, always going to sprees.


From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.