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Idiom of the week- Tip one’s hand

Posted by englishlessons on May 10, 2012

Definition:

reveal one’s intentions or secrets

Examples:

She didn’t want to tip her hand during the negotiations as it would give the other side an advantage.

Don’t say too much in the first meeting. You might tip your hand.

Picture it:

This idiom comes from card playing. If you tip your hand in a card game, the other players can see your cards, which gives them an advantage in the game.

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