One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Reveal one's intentions inadvertently.
- ‘The Brown Act includes a litigation exception, to keep counties, cities and school districts from tipping their hand to their adversaries.’
- ‘With regard to any physical evidence, certainly nobody is tipping their hand in this investigation.’
- ‘I should point out that judges have this wonderful habit of sometimes not tipping their hand in the courtroom.’
- ‘But that will be carefully parsed by all of the economists on Wall Street to see - and if you're familiar with the way that Alan Greenspan speaks, he's almost rarely, rarely tips his hand.’
- ‘Both sides wage spirited fights because, up until the moment Bush tips his hand, they assure themselves that the president shares their point of view.’
- ‘Collecting stories across the political spectrum, he never tips his hand to reveal his views or prejudices.’
- ‘He doesn't tip his hand and reveal why he knows, but he tells Clark that he knows the story about his rescue is not quite true.’
- ‘Because criminal authors actively spread their creations, they are cautious about tipping their hand.’
- ‘Is the CIA really furious because the French tipped their hand too soon, or did French action save the day?’
- ‘That Courtney has written a good one without tipping her hand as the creator is what drives us to both critique her morally and misinterpret her critically.’
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