up your sleeve

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.

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  • up your sleeve — hidden, ready to use if asked    When I write an exam, I like to have a topic up my sleeve …   English idioms

  • 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

  • stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach — Do not spend more than you can afford. Similar to cut your coat according to your cloth. 1541 M. COVERDALE tr. H. Bullinger’s Christian State of Matrimony xix. Strech out thine arme no farther then thy sleve wyll retche. 1639 J. CLARKE… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • wear your heart on your sleeve — wear/have/your heart on your sleeve phrase to make your feelings obvious to other people Thesaurus: to show or express emotionssynonym Main entry: heart * * * wear your ˌheart on your ˈsleeve idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • wear (your) heart on (your) sleeve — to make your feelings and opinions obvious to other people. John s always worn his heart on his sleeve, so there s no doubt who he ll be supporting …   New idioms dictionary


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