a card up one's sleeve


a card up one's sleeve
a card up one's sleeve Brit. a plan or asset that is kept secret until it is needed.
Main Entry: card

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  • card up one's sleeve — {n. phr.}, {informal} Another help, plan, or argument kept back and produced if needed; another way to do something. * /John knew his mother would lend him money if necessary, but he kept that card up his sleeve./ * /Bill always has a card up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • card up one's sleeve — {n. phr.}, {informal} Another help, plan, or argument kept back and produced if needed; another way to do something. * /John knew his mother would lend him money if necessary, but he kept that card up his sleeve./ * /Bill always has a card up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • card\ up\ one's\ sleeve — n. phr. informal Another help, plan, or argument kept back and produced if needed; another way to do something. John knew his mother would lend him money if necessary, but he kept that card up his sleeve. Bill always has a card up his sleeve, so… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • card up one's sleeve — a plan or argument kept back to be produced if needed I think that he has a card up his sleeve and will be able to help us later …   Idioms and examples

  • a card up one's sleeve — An advantageous factor or argument kept in reserve • • • Main Entry: ↑card …   Useful english dictionary

  • a card up one's sleeve — Brit. a plan or asset that is kept secret until it is needed. → card …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a card up one's sleeve — have a plan or idea in reserve, have a strategy ready …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in\ one's\ sleeve — • up one s sleeve • in one s sleeve adv. phr. 1. Hidden in the sleeve of one s shirt or coat and ready for secret or wrongful use. The crooked gambler hid aces up his sleeve during the card game so that he would win. 2. informal Kept secretly… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • up\ one's\ sleeve — • up one s sleeve • in one s sleeve adv. phr. 1. Hidden in the sleeve of one s shirt or coat and ready for secret or wrongful use. The crooked gambler hid aces up his sleeve during the card game so that he would win. 2. informal Kept secretly… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • up one's sleeve — or[in one s sleeve] {adv. phr.} 1. Hidden in the sleeve of one s shirt or coat and ready for secret or wrongful use. * /The crooked gambler hid aces up his sleeve during the card game so that he would win./ 2. {informal} Kept secretly ready for… …   Dictionary of American idioms