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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COVENTRY City insist that they will listen to Gary Hoffman's takeover bid if the high-flying banker reveals his hand.
Only by flattening the Racecourse and relocating the club can Mr Hamilton maximise his return for any commercial development but until he reveals his hand we are in the dark.
Normally the Falcons boss reveals his hand to the supporters for home games, but this time he is not even naming a squad because of injury worries to two of his key players.
CLUED UP: Policeman Ryan Davies reveals his hand next to the fingerprint statue Picture: TREVOR WATERS
Until Francis reveals his hand, Ladbrokes' 4-6 Blues is best left alone.