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 hand — ► show one s hand (or cards) disclose one s plans. Main Entry: ↑show …   English terms dictionary

  • show one's hand — phrasal 1. : to display one s cards faceup 2. : to declare one s intentions or reveal one s resources * * * show one s hand To expose one s purpose • • • Main Entry: ↑hand * * * (in a card game) reveal one s cards ■ figurative disclose one s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • show one's hand — idi show one s hand, to disclose one s true motives …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • show one's hand — reveal one s cards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • show one's hand (or cards) — disclose one s plans. → shoveler …   English new terms dictionary

  • show one's cards — ► show one s hand (or cards) disclose one s plans. Main Entry: ↑show …   English terms dictionary

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

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