close to one’s vest (to keep)


close to one’s vest (to keep)
 Guard against others finding something out. In the card game of poker, players keep their cards close to their vest to prevent anyone from seeing them.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • play (or keep) one's cards close to one's vest — see chest. → vest …   English new terms dictionary

  • play one's cards close to one's vest — play (or keep) one s cards close to one s vest see chest …   Useful english dictionary

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  • play/hold/keep your cards close to the/your chest/vest — to keep your plans, ideas, etc., hidden from other people No one knows if he s going to run for reelection. He s still playing his cards close to his chest. • • • Main Entry: ↑card …   Useful english dictionary

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  • play close to the chest —  Keep one’s thoughts or plans secret.  ► “Current Yield: As the FED Plays It Close to the Vest, the Market Moves as If It’s Got a Handful of Aces.” (Barron’s, Aug. 28, 1995, p. MW10) …   American business jargon

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