up one's sleeve

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Hidden, in reserve.

Etymology:

  • From the practice of magicians hiding tricks or gimmicks in the sleeve.
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I have tried everything I can think of, and I don't have anything more up my sleeve.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Modified by dinar_s on September 19, 2020

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naik lengan seseorang

kolunu kaldırmak

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