ace up your sleeve

 Hidden advantage.
 ► “Sears’ strategic ace-in-the-hole with its Visa co-brand is one of research.” (Brandweek, Nov. 6, 1995, p. 8)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • ace up your sleeve — If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ace up your sleeve —    If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (an) ace up your sleeve — an ace up your sleeve informal phrase a secret or hidden advantage that you can use when you need it Thesaurus: secrets and secretivenesssynonym advantages and benefitssynonym Main entry: ace …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an ace up your sleeve —    If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something in reserve with which you can gain an advantage.     I m well prepared for the negotiations. I ve got an ace up my sleeve …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have an ace up your sleeve — have an ace up (your) sleeve to have an advantage that other people do not know about. The new game show has an ace up its sleeve. It will allow viewers to play from home and win prizes …   New idioms dictionary

  • an ace up your sleeve — see ↑ace, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑sleeve …   Useful english dictionary

  • an ace up your sleeve — an important card to play, an important fact to reveal    To survive, one needs an ace up one s sleeve a special talent …   English idioms

  • an ace up your sleeve — informal a secret or hidden advantage that you can use when you need it …   English dictionary

  • something up your 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • up your 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 …   New idioms dictionary

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