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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.
See also: sleeve, up

up (one's) sleeve

Hidden but ready to be used: I still have a few tricks up my sleeve.
See also: sleeve, up