have something up your sleeve

Have something up your sleeve
If you have something up your sleeve, you have some hidden or secret plan, idea, etc, to use to your advantage when the time is right.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • have something up your sleeve — phrase to have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with If he won’t cooperate, she has a few tricks up her sleeve she could try. Thesaurus: to be ready, or to get ready for somethingsynonym Main entry: sleeve * * * have/keep sth up your… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (something) up (your) sleeve — to have a secret idea or plan. If this trip doesn t work out I ve still got a few ideas up my sleeve …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something up your sleeve — to have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with If he won t cooperate, she has a few tricks up her sleeve she could try …   English dictionary

  • have/keep up your sleeve — have/keep (something) up your sleeve informal : to have/keep a secret method, trick, etc., that you can use when it is needed The coach always keeps a few tricks up his sleeve. They still have some surprises up their sleeves. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have/keep something up your sleeve — have/keep (something) up your sleeve informal : to have/keep a secret method, trick, etc., that you can use when it is needed The coach always keeps a few tricks up his sleeve. They still have some surprises up their sleeves. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep something up your sleeve — have/keep sth up your ˈsleeve idiom to keep a plan or an idea secret until you need to use it • Actually I do have a few ideas up my sleeve. Main entry: ↑sleeveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an ace up your sleeve —    If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something in reserve with which you can gain an advantage.     I m well prepared for the negotiations. I ve got an ace up my sleeve …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ace up your sleeve — If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ace up your sleeve —    If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sleeve — [ sliv ] noun count ** 1. ) the part of a piece of clothing that covers your arm: short/long sleeves: a dress with long sleeves 2. ) a paper or plastic cover that protects something such as a record or book a ) a tube that surrounds and protects… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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