hold your cards close to your chest

hold your cards close to your chest
hold/keep/play/your cards close to your chest phrase
to not tell people what you are thinking or planning

In business, it pays to play your cards close to your chest.

Thesaurus: to keep something secretsynonym
Main entry: card

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hold/keep/play your cards close to your ˈchest idiom
to keep your ideas, plans, etc. secret
Main entry:cardidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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