Origin of an expression

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"Doing it in spades".
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in spades
The expression “in spades” generally refers to some superlative act or condition and I believe originates from card games such as Contract Bridge in which spades is the highest-ranked suit.

Squential usage
It first arose as a derrigatory name for African Americans meaning a darker skinned African American with spades bing used because it is black. The term then became applied later for the reason cited above. Taken from “Words To Rhw Wise”