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follow suit

Definition of follow suit in English:

1(In bridge, whist, and other card games) play a card of the suit led.
Example sentences
  • When a non-trump is led, players who have a card of the suit led must either follow suit or play a trump.
  • Players must follow suit if possible - a player who cannot follow suit may discard any card.
  • You must follow suit if you can; if you cannot follow suit, any card may be played.
1.1Conform to another’s actions: Spain cut its rates by half a per cent but no other country has followed suit
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  • And the rest follows suit, if you've got the aptitude and talent for it.
  • And algae follows suit, converting sunlight to growth.
  • Thankfully, the McGuinty government in Ontario kept its promise to raise cigarette taxes; let's hope the federal government follows suit.
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