put (or lay) one's cards on the table

put (or lay) one's cards on the table
put (or lay) one's cards on the table
be completely open in declaring one's intentions.
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  • put or lay one's cards on the table — idi put or lay one s cards on the table, to be completely straightforward …   From formal English to slang

  • lay one's cards on the table — ► put (or lay) one s cards on the table be completely open and honest in declaring one s intentions. Main Entry: ↑card …   English terms dictionary

  • lay one's cards on the table — or[lay down one s cards] or[put one s cards on the table] {v. phr.}, {informal} To let someone know your position and interest openly; deal honestly; act without trickery or secrets. * /In talking about buying the property, Peterson laid his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay one's cards on the table — or[lay down one s cards] or[put one s cards on the table] {v. phr.}, {informal} To let someone know your position and interest openly; deal honestly; act without trickery or secrets. * /In talking about buying the property, Peterson laid his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay\ one's\ cards\ on\ the\ table — • lay one s cards on the table • lay down one s cards • put one s cards on the table v. phr. informal To let someone know your position and interest openly; deal honestly; act without trickery or secrets. In talking about buying the property,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put one's cards on the table — ► put (or lay) one s cards on the table be completely open and honest in declaring one s intentions. Main Entry: ↑card …   English terms dictionary

  • put one's cards on the table — put (or lay) one s cards on the table be completely open and honest in declaring one s resources, intentions, or attitude …   Useful english dictionary

  • put/lay one's cards on the table —    If you put your cards on the table, you speak honestly and openly about your feelings and intentions.     It was time for me to put my cards on the table and reveal my true feelings …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • put one's cards on the table — See: LAY ONE S CARDS ON THE TABLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's cards on the table — See: LAY ONE S CARDS ON THE TABLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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