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Show one’s cards


Announce one’s intentions. Make public your intentions. Also used as Show one’s hand (as in handful of cards.)  (Compare to Lay your cards on the table or Show one’s true colors.)

“When the salesman accidentally referred to his mortgage payment, I knew he needed to desperately sell to us and I walked away after  he showed his cards.”

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