have a card up your sleeve

have a card up your sleeve
to have a secret advantage that you can use later

She still has one card up her sleeve – she knows the director.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • have a card up your sleeve — phrase to have a secret advantage that you can use later She still has one card up her sleeve – she knows the director. Thesaurus: to be ready, or to get ready for somethingsynonym Main entry: card * * * have a card up your ˈsleeve idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a card up your sleeve — have a card up (your) sleeve to have an advantage that other people do not know about. I still had a card up my sleeve in the form of a letter from his father …   New idioms dictionary

  • card up your sleeve — If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • card up your sleeve —    If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Card up your sleeve —   If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • have a card up sleeve — have a card up (your) sleeve to have an advantage that other people do not know about. I still had a card up my sleeve in the form of a letter from his father …   New idioms dictionary

  • card — card1 W2S1 [ka:d US ka:rd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(information)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(greetings)¦ 4¦(holiday)¦ 5¦(stiff paper)¦ 6¦(for writing information)¦ 7¦(games)¦ 8 football/baseball etc card 9¦(business)¦ 10¦(computer)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • card — I UK [kɑː(r)d] / US [kɑrd] noun Word forms card : singular card plural cards *** 1) [uncountable] British thick stiff paper, thinner than cardboard 2) a) [countable] a piece of thick stiff paper folded into two equal parts, with a picture and a… …   English dictionary

  • card — card1 [ kard ] noun *** ▸ 1 for paying/getting money ▸ 2 with information ▸ 3 for sending greetings ▸ 4 for playing games ▸ 5 something giving an advantage ▸ 6 in a computer ▸ 7 someone who makes you laugh ▸ 8 thick stiff paper ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • card — 1 noun 1 library/membership/identity etc card a small piece of plastic or paper that shows that someone belongs to a particular organization, club etc: Employees must show their ID cards at the gate. 2 BIRTHDAY/CHRISTMAS ETC (C) a piece of thick… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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