have something up your sleeve

have something up your sleeve
to have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with

If he won't cooperate, she has a few tricks up her sleeve she could try.


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  • have something up your sleeve — phrase to have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with If he won’t cooperate, she has a few tricks up her sleeve she could try. Thesaurus: to be ready, or to get ready for somethingsynonym Main entry: sleeve * * * have/keep sth up your… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have something up your sleeve — If you have something up your sleeve, you have some hidden or secret plan, idea, etc, to use to your advantage when the time is right …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • have (something) up (your) sleeve — to have a secret idea or plan. If this trip doesn t work out I ve still got a few ideas up my sleeve …   New idioms dictionary

  • have/keep up your sleeve — have/keep (something) up your sleeve informal : to have/keep a secret method, trick, etc., that you can use when it is needed The coach always keeps a few tricks up his sleeve. They still have some surprises up their sleeves. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have/keep something up your sleeve — have/keep (something) up your sleeve informal : to have/keep a secret method, trick, etc., that you can use when it is needed The coach always keeps a few tricks up his sleeve. They still have some surprises up their sleeves. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep something up your sleeve — have/keep sth up your ˈsleeve idiom to keep a plan or an idea secret until you need to use it • Actually I do have a few ideas up my sleeve. Main entry: ↑sleeveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an ace up your sleeve —    If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something in reserve with which you can gain an advantage.     I m well prepared for the negotiations. I ve got an ace up my sleeve …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ace up your sleeve — If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ace up your sleeve —    If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sleeve — [ sliv ] noun count ** 1. ) the part of a piece of clothing that covers your arm: short/long sleeves: a dress with long sleeves 2. ) a paper or plastic cover that protects something such as a record or book a ) a tube that surrounds and protects… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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