Idiom of the Week – Week 41

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to have (something) up (one’s) sleeve”: to have a plan or an idea one hasn’t told anyone about yet

Example 1:  His comments during the meeting made me wonder what he had up his sleeve.

Example 2:  When we get to the negotiation table we always have some tricks up our sleeves.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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