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Ace up your sleeve

Posted by Henry on November 28, 2003

In Reply to: Ace up your sleeve posted by Sax on November 28, 2003

: Hi!
: This sounds like a card player's phrase, but what does it mean, please? And when did they start using it? Thanks very much - Sax

A cheat in a card game would conceal an ace up his sleeve. He would then be able to use this hidden card to win a trick or a round whenever he chose to.