keep/hold your cards close to your chest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “keep/hold your cards close to your chest” in the English Dictionary

"keep/hold your cards close to your chest" in British English

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keep/hold your cards close to your chest

to ​keepyourintendedactionssecret: You never ​quiteknow what Barry's going to do next - he ​keeps his ​cards very ​close to his ​chest.
(Definition of keep/hold your cards close to your chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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