play one's cards
phrasal to act with the means available to one

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • play one's cards — phrasal : to act with the means available to one …   Useful english dictionary

  • play one's cards right — or[play one s cards well] {v. phr.}, {informal} To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. * /That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in playing his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play one's cards right — or[play one s cards well] {v. phr.}, {informal} To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. * /That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in playing his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play one's cards close to one's chest — To conceal one s full intentions ● card * * * I play (or keep) one s cards close to one s chest (or vest) informal be secretive and cautious about one s intentions II see ch …   Useful english dictionary

  • play\ one's\ cards\ right — • play one s cards right • play one s cards well v. phr. informal To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play\ one's\ cards\ well — • play one s cards right • play one s cards well v. phr. informal To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play one's cards right — ► play one s cards right make the best use of one s assets and opportunities. Main Entry: ↑card …   English terms dictionary

  • play one's cards well — ● card …   Useful english dictionary

  • play one's cards close to one's chest — ► keep (or play) one s cards close to one s chest informal be extremely secretive about one s intentions. Main Entry: ↑chest …   English terms dictionary

  • play one's cards right — I make the best use of one s assets and opportunities II play one s cards right (or well) see card I …   Useful english dictionary

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