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English definition of “have a card up your sleeve”

have a card up your sleeve

to have an advantage that other people do not know about: England have definitely been the weaker side , but I think they've still got one or two cards up their sleeve .Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and trickingPlans and arrangements
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