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English definition of “show your hand”

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show your hand

to allow people to know about intentions that you had previously kept secret: Keep the names of the team secret - don't show your hand until the day of the match.
Translations of “show your hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 攤牌, 表明自己的意圖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摊牌, 表明自己的意图…
(Definition of show your hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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