up one's sleeve
phrasal held secretly in reserve <
has a few tricks up her sleeve
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • up\ one's\ sleeve — • up one s sleeve • in one s sleeve adv. phr. 1. Hidden in the sleeve of one s shirt or coat and ready for secret or wrongful use. The crooked gambler hid aces up his sleeve during the card game so that he would win. 2. informal Kept secretly… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • up one's sleeve — ► up one s sleeve kept secret and in reserve for use when needed. Main Entry: ↑sleeve …   English terms dictionary

  • up one's sleeve — or[in one s sleeve] {adv. phr.} 1. Hidden in the sleeve of one s shirt or coat and ready for secret or wrongful use. * /The crooked gambler hid aces up his sleeve during the card game so that he would win./ 2. {informal} Kept secretly ready for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up one's sleeve — or[in one s sleeve] {adv. phr.} 1. Hidden in the sleeve of one s shirt or coat and ready for secret or wrongful use. * /The crooked gambler hid aces up his sleeve during the card game so that he would win./ 2. {informal} Kept secretly ready for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up one's sleeve — phrasal : held secretly in reserve has an emergency plan up his sleeve * * * up one s sleeve To laugh privately or unperceived ● sleeve * * * (of a strategy, idea, or resource) kept secret and in reserve for use when needed he was new to the game …   Useful english dictionary

  • up one's sleeve — idi up one s sleeve, kept hidden, esp. for future use against another …   From formal English to slang

  • up one's sleeve — kept secretly ready for the right time or for a time when needed He probably has something up his sleeve and will be able to get a job when he needs one …   Idioms and examples

  • up one's sleeve — adverb Hidden, in reserve. I have tried everything I can think of, and I dont have anything more up my sleeve …   Wiktionary

  • up one's sleeve — concealed, hidden …   English contemporary dictionary

  • up one's sleeve — kept secret and in reserve for use when needed. → it sleets …   English new terms dictionary

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