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English definition of “keep/hold your cards close to your chest”

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.Secrecy and privacy
(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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