keep something up your sleeve

keep something up your sleeve
have/keep sth up your ˈsleeve idiom
to keep a plan or an idea secret until you need to use it

Actually I do have a few ideas up my sleeve.

Main entry:sleeveidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have/keep up your sleeve — have/keep (something) up your sleeve informal : to have/keep a secret method, trick, etc., that you can use when it is needed The coach always keeps a few tricks up his sleeve. They still have some surprises up their sleeves. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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