have an ace up your sleeve

have an ace up your sleeve
   If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something in reserve with which you can gain an advantage.
   

I'm well prepared for the negotiations. I've got an ace up my sleeve.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • have an ace up your sleeve — have an ace up (your) sleeve to have an advantage that other people do not know about. The new game show has an ace up its sleeve. It will allow viewers to play from home and win prizes …   New idioms dictionary

  • ace up your sleeve — If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ace up your sleeve —    If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don t know about.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have an ace up sleeve — have an ace up (your) sleeve to have an advantage that other people do not know about. The new game show has an ace up its sleeve. It will allow viewers to play from home and win prizes …   New idioms dictionary

  • ace — ace1 [eıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(playing card)¦ 2¦(skilful person)¦ 3¦(tennis shot)¦ 4 hold the aces 5 within an ace of (doing) something 6 have an ace up your sleeve 7 ace in the hole ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: as, from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ace — 1 noun (C) 1 a playing card with a single spot on it, which usually has the highest value in a game: the ace of hearts 2 have an ace up your sleeve to have a secret advantage which could help you to win or be successful 3 hold all the aces to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ace of Spades (album) — Infobox Album Name = Ace of Spades Type = Album Artist = Motörhead Released = November 8, 1980 Recorded = 4 August – 15 September 1980 Jackson s Studios, Rickmansworth, UK Length = 36:42 (original) 45:28 (reissue) Label = Bronze (Worldwide)… …   Wikipedia

  • ace — I UK [eɪs] / US noun [countable] Word forms ace : singular ace plural aces 1) in card games, a card with only one symbol and either the highest or lowest value in a suit the ace of hearts 2) in tennis, a very fast serve (= first hit of the ball)… …   English dictionary

  • sleeve — [[t]sli͟ːv[/t]] sleeves 1) N COUNT The sleeves of a coat, shirt, or other item of clothing are the parts that cover your arms. His sleeves were rolled up to his elbows... He wore a black band on the left sleeve of his jacket. 2) N COUNT: usu N of …   English dictionary

  • Ace of Spades (song) — Infobox Single Name = Ace of Spades Artist = Motörhead from Album = Ace of Spades B side = Dirty Love Released = 27 October 1980 Format = 7 12 Recorded = 4 August – 15 September 1980 Jackson s Studios, Rickmansworth, UK Genre = Heavy metal, speed …   Wikipedia


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