open up one's kimono

open (up) one’s kimono

in. to reveal what one is planning. (From the computer industry, referring especially to the involvement of the Japanese in this field.) Even if Tom appears to open up his kimono on this deal, don’t put much stock in what he says.
See also: kimono, open, up
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