close to the vest
phrasal in a reserved or cautious manner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • close to the vest — see ↑close, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑vest …   Useful english dictionary

  • close to the vest — hidden, covered, not showing your cards    Walter plays close to the vest. He doesn t let me see his cards …   English idioms

  • play close to the vest —  Keep one’s thoughts or plans secret.  ► “Current Yield: As the FED Plays It Close to the Vest, the Market Moves as If It’s Got a Handful of Aces.” (Barron’s, Aug. 28, 1995, p. MW10) …   American business jargon

  • play close to the chest —  Keep one’s thoughts or plans secret.  ► “Current Yield: As the FED Plays It Close to the Vest, the Market Moves as If It’s Got a Handful of Aces.” (Barron’s, Aug. 28, 1995, p. MW10) …   American business jargon

  • play/hold/keep your cards close to the/your chest/vest — to keep your plans, ideas, etc., hidden from other people No one knows if he s going to run for reelection. He s still playing his cards close to his chest. • • • Main Entry: ↑card …   Useful english dictionary

  • close to your chest — see ↑close, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑chest close to your chest (or US close to the vest) ◇ If you hold, keep, or play something close to your chest or close to the vest, you do not tell other people about it. It s better to hold such information …   Useful english dictionary

  • close to one’s vest (to keep) —  Guard against others finding something out. In the card game of poker, players keep their cards close to their vest to prevent anyone from seeing them …   American business jargon

  • Minor characters in Back to the Future films — This page has character biographies on some of the minor recurring characters from the Back to the Future trilogy who are not members of the McFly family.Mr. StricklandMr. Strickland is a strict authoritarian with a strong disdain for slackers… …   Wikipedia

  • Back to the Future — This article is about the first film in the trilogy. For the trilogy as a whole, see Back to the Future trilogy. Back to the Future …   Wikipedia

  • vest — [vest] n. [Fr veste < It < L vestis, garment < IE base * wes , to clothe > OE werian, to WEAR1] 1. a) a short, tightfitting, sleeveless garment worn, esp. under a suit coat, by men b) a similar garment worn by women c) an insert or… …   English World dictionary

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