card up your sleeve

Card up your sleeve
If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • card up your sleeve —    If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Card up your sleeve —   If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • have a card up your sleeve — phrase to have a secret advantage that you can use later She still has one card up her sleeve – she knows the director. Thesaurus: to be ready, or to get ready for somethingsynonym Main entry: card * * * have a card up your ˈsleeve idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a card up your sleeve — have a card up (your) sleeve to have an advantage that other people do not know about. I still had a card up my sleeve in the form of a letter from his father …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a card up your sleeve — to have a secret advantage that you can use later She still has one card up her sleeve – she knows the director …   English dictionary

  • something up your sleeve — (something) up (your) sleeve something secret you can use. If this plan doesn t work out I ve still got a few ideas up my sleeve. Usage notes: ften used in the forms the card up your sleeve or the ace up your sleeve a secret advantage you can use …   New idioms dictionary

  • up your sleeve — (something) up (your) sleeve something secret you can use. If this plan doesn t work out I ve still got a few ideas up my sleeve. Usage notes: ften used in the forms the card up your sleeve or the ace up your sleeve a secret advantage you can use …   New idioms dictionary

  • an ace up your sleeve — an important card to play, an important fact to reveal    To survive, one needs an ace up one s sleeve a special talent …   English idioms

  • card — card1 W2S1 [ka:d US ka:rd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(information)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(greetings)¦ 4¦(holiday)¦ 5¦(stiff paper)¦ 6¦(for writing information)¦ 7¦(games)¦ 8 football/baseball etc card 9¦(business)¦ 10¦(computer)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • card — I UK [kɑː(r)d] / US [kɑrd] noun Word forms card : singular card plural cards *** 1) [uncountable] British thick stiff paper, thinner than cardboard 2) a) [countable] a piece of thick stiff paper folded into two equal parts, with a picture and a… …   English dictionary

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