trifecta - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    a bet in which the first, second and third place winners are picked in the correct order

    "Lucky me, I hit the trifecta," said George Bush in the immediate aftermath of September 11, according to his budget director. War, recession and national emergency liberated him to soar in the political stratosphere.

    Submitted by Kerry from United Kingdom on 17/03/2016
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    the situation of having three major achievements in a profession, sport, or other pastime

    New Zealand tennis players completed the trifecta at the Wimbledon junior championships in London today when Marina Erakovic, GD Jones and William Ward all won.

    Submitted by Kerry from United Kingdom on 17/03/2016