up (one's) sleeve

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up (one's) sleeve

Of a plan or advantage, kept in secret so it can be utilized if and when it is required. A reference to cheating at a card game by hiding a favorable card up one's sleeve. My stamina is the ace up my sleeve for this race—the other runners don't stand a chance! I've got a few tricks up my sleeve if he decides to pursue legal action against me.
See also: sleeve, up

up your sleeve

(of a strategy, idea, or resource) kept secret and in reserve for use when needed.
See also: sleeve, up

up (one's) sleeve

Hidden but ready to be used: I still have a few tricks up my sleeve.
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We've put a lot more work in this week and have a few different things up our sleeve.
At McDonald's," Langert says, "we like to roll up our sleeves and get things done.
But in the meantime, we need to roll up our sleeves and go at it hard.
We know how deep the needs run in every one of our communities and we believe it's important to roll up our sleeves to help where we can.
We help them be successful by rolling up our sleeves and focusing where necessary; business development, partnerships, team building and development, and recruiting.