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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Nobody would blame her because she hasn't revealed her hand or indeed any of the Government's many hands.
Taylor, who revealed her hand injury has cleared up, has been working with her father and coach Peter on adding more power to her shots and has even spent time sparring professional men in Irish middleweight favourite Matthew Macklin's MGM Gym in Spain.