something up sleeve

something up sleeve
(something) up (your) sleeve something secret you can use.

If this plan doesn't work out I've still got a few ideas up my sleeve.

Usage notes: ften used in the forms the card up your sleeve or the ace up your sleeve - a secret advantage you can use:

That recommendation from my teacher was the ace up my sleeve.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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