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

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

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keep/hold your cards close to your chest

to keep your intended actions secret:

You never quite know 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)