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have sth up your sleeve

informal
C2 to have secret plans or ideas: If I know Mark he'll have one or two tricks up his sleeve.
(Definition of have sth up your sleeve from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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