show one's hand
also show one's cards phrasal 1. to display one's cards faceup 2. to declare one's intentions or reveal one's resources

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • show one's hand — {v. phr.} To reveal or exhibit one s true and hitherto hidden purpose. * /Only after becoming Chancellor of Germany did Adolf Hitler really show his hand and reveal that he intended to take over other countries./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show one's hand — {v. phr.} To reveal or exhibit one s true and hitherto hidden purpose. * /Only after becoming Chancellor of Germany did Adolf Hitler really show his hand and reveal that he intended to take over other countries./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show one's cards — phrasal see show one s hand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • back of one's hand — or back of the hand phrasal a show of contempt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dead man's hand — For other uses, see Dead man s hand (disambiguation). The dead man s hand – aces and eights The dead man s hand is a two pair poker hand, namely aces and eights . This card combination gets its name from a legend that it was the five card draw… …   Wikipedia

  • To give one's self away — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give one's self up — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pay one's court — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • After one's own heart — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lose one's heart — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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