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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.
Translations of “have a card up your sleeve”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有錦囊妙計,有一張王牌,留有一招…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有锦囊妙计,有一张王牌,留有一招…
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