reveal (one's) hand

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reveal (one's) hand

To make one's plans, intentions, ideas, or resources known to others, especially those that were previously hidden or kept secret. (Also expressed as "reveal (one's) cards"; both phrases refer to displaying one's cards ("hand") during a card game.) In business negotiations, it's important that you don't reveal your hand right away, or you might risk losing out on the best deal possible. Pressure from the government is forcing the notoriously secretive CEO to reveal his hand regarding his company's tax profile and offshore accounts.
See also: hand, reveal
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First to reveal their hand on Monday was Haskell who is joining Northampton Saints for the 2018/19 campaign.
Our way out of the EU is not going to be easy and good negotiators don't reveal their hand before they have to.
Bath coach Mike Ford has called on the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to reveal their hand and publicly plot their post-World Cup course, to end Lancaster's limbo.
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New York-based Dr Jack Berdy calls his treatment "Pokertox" and says it is aimed at card players who don't want to unwittingly reveal their hand with a facial expression, the Daily Express reported.
There can also be a degree of sandbagging that comes into play as teams refuse to reveal their hand ahead of the opening grand prix.
But yesterday, unusually, they did reveal their hand.
Larsson is known to favour a move to Spain, but the only club to reveal their hand has been Villarreal.
Barclays' rivals in the battle for ABN Amro has said they will reveal their hand over a potential counter-bid for the Dutch bank on Tuesday.
France will reveal their hand next week, with Griffiths insisting that the WRU have a binding agreement with the French to host a pool.
The mystery consortium quartet have yet to reveal their hand,and are eager to retain their anonymity,although it is believed they are prominent members of the Jewish community in Leeds.
Graham, however, believes the Lions have yet to reveal their hand and expects the All Blacks to face a different beast to the one that prevailed at Carisbrook.
INVESTORS seeking to profit from falling share prices will be forced to reveal their hands when new disclosure rules come into force.
Investors seeking to profit from falling share prices in the current turmoil will be forced to reveal their hands when disclosure rules come into force today.
In Kilkenny, the vote was a unanimous one and with just a few counties left to reveal their hands this week, the scene is set for a Croke Park cliff-hanger.