Значение идиомы card up one’s sleeve

[card up one’s sleeve] {n. phr.}, {informal} Another help, plan, or argument kept back and produced if needed; another way to do something.

John knew his mother would lend him money if necessary, but he kept that card up his sleeve.

Bill always has a card up his sleeve, so when his first plan failed he tried another.

Compare: ACE IN THE HOLE.


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