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reveal (one's) cards

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) hand"; 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 cards 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 cards regarding his company's tax profile and offshore accounts.
See also: card, reveal
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Juan Antonio Pizzi has revealed his cards and named the 23 men he will trust to try to steer Saudi Arabia to success at the World Cup.
Concept cars and serial novelties of the last Geneva Motor Show do not promise an easy life to Ilona Mask and his automobile company: Jaguar revealed his cards, replenished the fleet of electric cars and Koreans from Hyundai.
But he partially revealed his cards by saying that state utilities -- such as electricity and telephony -- are clearly inefficient, something evidenced by the high rates charged to consumers.
Modi has not revealed his cards on the subject so far, but, given the strong cadre backing enjoyed by him, his views cannot be ignored by the RSS brass.