Hey guys! I came across this sentence in a french newspaper article, and was wondering 'what tirer son épingle du jeu' (pull one's pin from the game??) means? The sentence is about French tourism: "Seule la capitale semble tirer son épingle du jeu. Paris table sur une hausse des arrivées de touristes étrangers... Its from Le Parisien, which i'm told is often quite 'playful' with language anyway... Thanks a lot for your help, Dom Moderator note: several threads on the same topic were merged.