something up your sleeve

something up your sleeve
(something) up (your) sleeve something secret you can use.

If this plan doesn't work out I've still got a few ideas up my sleeve.

Usage notes: ften used in the forms the card up your sleeve or the ace up your sleeve - a secret advantage you can use:

That recommendation from my teacher was the ace up my sleeve.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • wear (something) on (your) sleeve — to make your feelings or beliefs known to everyone. Some people feel the need to wear their patriotism on their sleeve. Usage notes: often used in the form wear your heart on your sleeve to make your emotions known to others: I don t like wearing …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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/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

  • 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

  • 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 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 …   English dictionary

  • Something Up My Sleeve — Infobox Album | Name = Something Up My Sleeve Type = Album Artist = Suzy Bogguss Released = 1993 Genre = Country (New Traditionalist) Length = 34:22 Label = Liberty Producer = Jimmy Bowen, Suzy Bogguss Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • laugh up your sleeve — phrase to be secretly happy, especially because someone who you do not want to succeed has failed or made a mistake Thesaurus: to be, or to become happy or happiersynonym Main entry: laugh * * * laugh up your sleeve : to be secretly happy about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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


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