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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Some may see it as naive to reveal your hand ahead of potential negotiations but Koeman is sending a message to Everton that this is a priority.
On one level, of course, your reluctance to reveal your hand while negotiations are still at such an early stage is perfectly understandable.
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Scratch off these five panels on the back of your Real Deal Poker gamecard each day to reveal your hand.
Stealth plays a very important part and you have to choose the right moment to reveal your hand.