have something up your sleeve

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have something up your sleeve [idiom]

Having a secret plan, idea etc.

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I think Cathy has something in her mind and she is up to something. She has been acting weird all day. She must have something up her sleeves.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

have something up your sleeveinformal to have a secret plan or idea that you are going to use later Don’t worry. He still has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

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.

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Collins Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary

have sth up one's sleeve


If you have something up your sleeve, you have an idea or plan which you have not toldanyone about. You can also say that someone has an ace, card, or trick up their sleeve.

He wondered what Shearson had up his sleeve.

I'd been doing some quiet investigating in the meantime and had an ace up my sleeve.

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

up one's sleeve

held secretly in reservehas a few tricks up her sleeve