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tip (one's) hand

To reveal one's intentions, plans, secrets, or resources. An allusion to letting someone else see one's cards by tipping one's hand towards them. The foreign leader has definitely tipped his hand when it comes to his country's position on remaining in the European Union. Remember not to tip your hand when you go into the meeting.
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tip one's hand

to reveal what one is going to do; to reveal one's secrets. (From card playing.) I didn't tip my hand at all. I left them guessing. They tried to get me to tip my hand.
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tip (one's) hand

To reveal one's resources or intentions.
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