lay one's cards on the table

lay one's cards on the table
 Make a full statement of one's position, concealing nothing

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  • 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

  • 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 — let someone know one s position and feelings openly, deal honestly about something He decided to lay his cards on the table and tell his boss about the job offer from the other company …   Idioms and examples

  • put (or lay) one's cards on the table — be completely open in declaring one s intentions. → card …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • put\ 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

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