North American informal Reveal one’s intentions inadvertently.
More example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of tip one's hand in:
- The US English dictionary