Follow suit
Sara
Where does this expression originate? Does it have to do with playing cards? Thanks to anyone who can enlighten me.
Frank Pierce
From bridge, primarily. You must, if possible, follow with a card from the same suit as the one led. It's one of the few firm rules in bridge.

A spade led from the hand of another must be covered with a spade from your hand - if you have one. You are "following suit."

AtoZ
Earliest quote from the Oxford English DictiOnary is "The elder begins and younger follows in suit as at Whist" (1680).
Sara
Thanks for the replies! I thought it had something to do with playing cards....interesting.
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