ace up one's sleeve

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the game of poker, from the dishonest hiding of a high-value Ace card for use during play.

NounEdit

ace up one's sleeve (plural aces up one's sleeve)

  1. (idiomatic) A surprise advantage of which others are not aware.

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Last modified on 25 March 2014, at 02:53