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keep (one's) cards close to (one's) vest

To keep one's plans, intentions, or tactics secret from everyone else. Refers to holding one's playing cards close to one's chest in a card game, so as not to allow other players to see one's hand. We're all curious about what the boss has been discussing in those meetings with the lawyers, but she's keeping her cards close to her vest. Sorry for not being more straightforward about my plans, but I'm keeping my cards close to my vest for the time being.
See also: card, close, keep, vest

play (one's) cards close to (one's) vest

To keep one's plans, intentions, or tactics secret from everyone else. Refers to holding one's playing cards close to one's vest in a card game, so as not to allow other players to see one's hand. We're all curious about what the boss has been discussing in those meetings with the lawyers, but she's playing her cards close to her vest. Sorry for not being more straightforward about my plans, but I'm playing my cards close to my vest for the time being.
See also: card, close, play, vest

play one's cards close to one's chest

 and play one's cards close to one's vest; keep one's cards close to one's chest; keep one's cards close to one's vest
Fig. to keep to oneself or be very cautious in one's dealing with people. (As if one were playing cards and not permitting anyone to see any of the cards.) He is very cautious. He plays his cards close to his chest. You seem to be playing your cards close to your vest.
See also: card, chest, close, play

vest someone with something

to grant power, rights, or ownership to someone. Who vested you with the power to order me around? The dictator vested himself with the power to imprison almost anyone.
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vest something in someone or something

to grant sole power or control over something to someone or some group. The king vested all the military power in his own hands. The constitution vests the power to tax in the legislature.
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vest in

v.
To place something, such as authority, property, or rights, in the control of someone or some group: I vested my estate in my son. The judge is very conscientious about the duties and responsibilities that are vested in her.
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vest with

v.
To invest or endow someone or some group with something, such as power or rights: The company vests its employees with full pension rights after five years of service. The council is vested with broad powers.
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vest

1. n. an important businessman or businesswoman. (see also suit.) Some vest jumped out the window this afternoon.
2. n. a bullet-proof vest. The cop wasn’t wearing a vest, and the shot killed him.
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But being vested can also be seen as elitist, emphasizing a special role and perhaps unduly setting the person ministering apart from the rest of the assembly.
Companies that elect the simplified approach will report the entire amount of the tax benefit that is credited to APIC from options that were fully vested before they adopted Statement no.
27) Under these rules, the USCR participant (absent treaty protection, discussed below) is taxed as vested transfers or contributions are made or as the participant's interest vests.
Also, vested benefits are not payable until a terminated employee has reached a pension plan's early retirement age, at the least.
3 trillion and growing, we have a student debt crisis with no solutions," said Vested CEO Lorne Abony.
Clearly, the cost of producing nine buildings far exceeds the cost of producing one foundation, yet under the Vesting Amendment the latter situation enjoys vested status while the former situation does not.
Vested" is a misleading term because, as opposed to pension benefits, OPEB do not vest legally; thus, disclosure of a vested obligation would be misleading.
Under the terms of the Amended Option Agreement, upon payment of the second and final $500,000 Option fee payment, the Company will be further vested with an additional 2.
Deferrals in account balance plans subject to FICA are (1) the current-year vested deferral and (2) deferrals from prior years and accumulated earnings that become vested.
Modifications of nonvested awards are essentially the same as modifications of vested awards.
Although Marton said they have not "vested" any of the boroughs yet, the actions from last year will be vested over the next few months.
The Sixth Circuit has upheld a Is decision that a participant who left his partially vested account balance in his former employer's profit-sharing plan after quitting his job did not become fully vested on die plan's termination, when the plan terminated and the employer went out of existence at the same time (Borda v.
A person who receives property subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture in connection with the performance of services his two choices: (1) report the income when the property becomes vested or (2) elect within 30 days of the receipt to report the property as income in the year of receipt.
The unrecognized non-cash compensation cost associated with awards not tendered for exchange was recognized on the expiration of the tender offer due to the stock options becoming fully vested at that point.
The union contended that the benefits were lifetime benefits vested under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).