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Meaning of "up one's sleeve" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP ONE'S SLEEVE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP ONE'S SLEEVE

up close and personal
up country
up for
up for grabs
up for it
up front
up hill and down dale
up in arms
up in the air
up one´s alley
up one´s street
up oneself
up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek
up the duff
up the pole
up the spout
up to
up to a point

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP ONE'S SLEEVE

an ace up one´s sleeve
balloon sleeve
batwing sleeve
bishop sleeve
cleeve
dolman sleeve
gatefold sleeve
half-sleeve
laugh up one´s sleeve
leg-o´-mutton sleeve
leg-of-mutton sleeve
oversleeve
record sleeve
reeve
set-in sleeve
shirtsleeve
sleeve
trunksleeve
undersleeve
wear one´s heart on one´s sleeve
wind sleeve

Synonyms and antonyms of up one's sleeve in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «up one's sleeve» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP ONE'S SLEEVE

Find out the translation of up one's sleeve to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up one's sleeve from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up one's sleeve» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

了一个人的袖子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en la manga de una
570 millions of speakers

English

up one´s sleeve
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक आस्तीन ऊपर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حتى كم واحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до своего рукава
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

se um de manga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আপ এক এর আস্তিন আপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

up un manche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Naik lengan seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eine Ärmel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の袖アップ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 소매 까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Munggah sing siji
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên của một tay áo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கையுறை வரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या स्लीव्हवर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kolunu kaldırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

up uno di manica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

się czyjejś rękawie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до свого рукава
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

maneca cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μανίκι κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n mens se mou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp sin ärm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp ens ermet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up one's sleeve

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP ONE'S SLEEVE»

The term «up one's sleeve» is regularly used and occupies the 85.241 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UP ONE'S SLEEVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up one's sleeve

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP ONE'S SLEEVE»

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History and Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Zhou Hou Hi Ji Fang ( Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One's Sleeve): The first TCM first-aid handbook 1600 years ago In the Jin Dynasty, Ge Hong, an eminent physician and alchemist, compiled a book entitled Zhou Hou Bi Ji Fang ...
Zhen'guo Wang, Peiping Xie, 1999
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New Horizons in English 1
4. The maize was ready for harvest a week ago. 5. Jane rushed to the supermarket to buy more soap. 6. "Put all that baggage in the store," ordered the chief porter. ii) Idiomatic Expressions 1. To have something up one's sleeve means to have ...
A. Kiai et al
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German/English Dictionary of Idioms
einen Trumpf haben 7 nochl. .. einen Trumpf in der Hand haben/(halten) ' to still/.. . have a trump card left, to still/... have an ace up one's sleeve noch/... einen verborgenen Trumpf haben 7 noch]... einen verborgenen Trumpf in der Hand ...
Hans Schemann, 2013
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
[Mid-1800s] card up one's sleeve Also, ace up one's sleeve. A hidden or secret advantage or resource, as in Before we make a decision, let's see ifmanagement has another card up its sleeve, or You can count on John to have an ace up his ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
Up Up An ace up one's sleeve: See below, Up one's sleeve. On the up and up: honest and fair dealing. I guarantee that this deal is on the up and up. Own up to: to admit. He had to own up to the fact that he ate all the cookies. Up: feeling good  ...
Joseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004
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Dancing with Idioms 1:
ACe up one's sleeve We must work on Christmas Eve We are not allowed to take a leave but Steve can be very persuasive and I believe He would be able to get a leave from the chief Steve's persuasive skills is an ace up his sleeve Meaning ...
WP Phan, 2013
7
Colloquial Language in Ulysses: A Reference Tool
This sounds much more relevant than Gifford's comments on whiskey's use as an external medicine. [25f. (WIP)] 8.1008(176). He has some bloody horse up his sleeve. OED sleeve, sb. 2b. To have in or up, one's sleeve. With in. from ca. 1500  ...
Robert William Dent, 1994
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
laugh up one's sleeve to laugh secretly: / had the feeling she was laughing up her sieeve at something I didn 't understand. slice a slice of the cake (not formal) a share of something valuable which has been gained: The company is now very  ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
9
Catholic Trivia
"(God) speed the plough" A wish for success in some undertaking. This expression occurs in the fifteenth-century song "Plough Monday" (q.v.). To "laugh up one's sleeve" This expression probably has a monastic origin. The large choir dress, ...
Mark Elvins, 2002
10
Roget's Thesaurus:
(unimportance) 643; set at naught, laugh in one's sleeve, laugh up one's sleeve, snap one's fingers at, shrug one's shoulders, turn up one's nose at, pooh-pooh, damn with faint praise" [Pope]; whistle at, sneer at; curl up one's lip, toss the head , ...
Dr. Peter Mark Roget

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UP ONE'S SLEEVE»

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Support for iWatch and Android Wearable with apps from Appy Pie
With the ability to create radio apps for one's online radio station hosted ... with Appy Pie's app builder, one can now wear this station up one's sleeve, literally. «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
2
Bartender's Ketchup
It's a savior, a secret weapon and an ace up one's sleeve. It's a bartender's go-to ingredient for making virtually anything delicious, for whipping up a cocktail on ... «Vegas Seven, Jun 15»
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The Verge Of Getting Down: Bill Brewster's Funk Rock Rarities
But we've tried to dig deep and pull out the ones you might not know from deep ... the line, one can never have too many funk-rock gems stuffed up one's sleeve. «The Quietus, Apr 15»
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To have something up your sleeve
The closest English equivalent would be “to have something up one's sleeve”. The phrase is generally used when you are wondering what someone is up to, ... «Radio Prague, Jun 14»

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