1. (US) of both people and objects, wonderful, marvellous, excellent; thus you’re aces!
|Down the Line 96: Those musicale things would be aces if the music didn’t set them back.|
|Beef, Iron and Wine (1917) 117: Your dope is all aces.‘Omaha Slim’ in|
|Is Zat So? I i: chick: Gee, Hap, do you think it’s all right? hap: Aces, you sap!|
|‘Copper Colored Gal’ [lyrics] Oh, gee, sweet as can be, / You’re aces with me, / I mean, aces high.|
|High Window 143: ‘Oh, yes,’ she said. ‘Yes, indeed.’ Leslie was aces. With her.|
|Catcher in the Rye (1958) 54: You’re aces, Ackley kid.|
|(con. WWII) And Then We Heard The Thunder (1964) 427: She’s aces, mytes, and she’s full quid all the way.|
|Gumshoe (1998) 59: I’m aces with crushing remarks.|
|Breaks 240: You’re fuckin’ aces, kid!|
|Drop Dead, My Lovely (2005) 24: ‘Boss? A Ms. Flonger to see you.’ ‘Aces, Miss Constantino. Show her in.’.|
2. (US, also aces up) esteemed, well-respected, favoured.
|Out for the Coin 34: Murf [...] you’re aces up with me from this moment.|
|Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 355: You, who used to be aces with all the chorus girls, too!|
|Bruiser 35: A gut who can tear Maley to pieces is aces up with me.|
|‘“Ace” and its Progeny’ in AS XVIII:1 Feb. 72/1: aces up. Excellent, pleasing.|
|Homeboy 369: But I’m aces with the A.B. here.|
|Mr Blue 60: Anybody’d nail that piece of shit is aces with me.|
wonderful, marvellous, excellent.
|Times (Richmond, VA) 17 Nov. 18/5: In this same Town there was a Boy who was Aces and Eights with the Girls.|
|Hope Pioneer (ND) 23 May 4/3: Danny Murphy has a boost for [...] T. Cobb [...] when it comes to the personal stuff it’s aces and eights for Tyrus.|
|Hand-made Fables 16: ‘Except for one Peculiarity, you think she’s all right?’ ‘Aces and eights!’.|
|Wash. Times (DC) 1 Oct. 46/6: ‘The little Lady is not so Bad, is she?’ ‘Aces and Eights’.|
(US) on very good terms.
|Philosophy of Johnny the Gent 66: ‘Oh, you an him are aces up, to hear him tell it!’.|