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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Labor has finally revealed their hand on gaming, with todays release of the Committee report.
The pair, in London to coach a Southern Hemi-sphere side in Saturday's Help for Heroes fundraiser at Twickenham, revealed their hand last night.
Although the Lord Joffe Bill Mark Two still places the onus on doctors to do the killing, some of the supporters of change have revealed their hand by arguing for a new category of operatives to replace doctors.
until Lemerre and Rijkaard have revealed their hand.
But with Arsenal having revealed their hand the Swede's price may go down, with a figure of pounds 3m likely to secure his services.
BOTH sides have now revealed their hands in the battle to bring a super-casino to Birmingham.