Journey in Life: 06/14/16

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"Tip his hand" nghĩa là gì?

In a park in Lisbon...there 4 men playing poker... Photo courtesy Florencia&Pe.

'Tip one's hand' có từ tip là mách nước (đánh cá ngựa, đánh bạc) và hand là xấp bài có trên tay; vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là vô tình để lộ ý định (reveal one's intentions inadvertently).

Ví dụ
Bernanke never does tip his hand about who he thought should succeed him, but you get the feeling his candidate was not Summers.

As for Paraguay (ranked No. 44), Klinsmann wasn't about to tip his hand on who might start, but the importance of the match is obvious.

Durham said there would be a heavy presence of local, state and federal law enforcement inside the Coliseum and in the surrounding area, though he declined to tip his hand about particular resources or tactical strategies, to avoid giving potential wrongdoers any advantages.

Phạm Hạnh