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sleeve British & World English

The part of a garment that wholly or partly covers a person’s arm

cap sleeve British & World English

A sleeve extending only a short distance from the shoulder and tapering to nothing under the arm

puff sleeve British & World English

A short sleeve gathered at the top and cuff and full in the middle

sleeve note British & World English

An article printed on a record or CD sleeve giving information about the music or musician

sleeve nut British & World English

A long nut with right-hand and left-hand screw threads for drawing together conversely threaded pipes or shafts

dolman sleeve British & World English

A loose sleeve cut in one piece with the body of a garment

gigot sleeve British & World English

A leg-of-mutton sleeve

pagoda sleeve British & World English

A funnel-shaped outer sleeve turned back to expose an inner sleeve and lining

sleeve board British & World English

A small ironing board over which a sleeve is pulled for pressing

sleeve valve British & World English

A valve in the form of a cylinder which slides to cover and uncover an inlet or outlet

bracelet sleeve British & World English

A sleeve on a woman’s garment that reaches to just above the wrist

leg-of-mutton sleeve British & World English

A sleeve which is full and loose on the upper arm but close-fitting on the forearm and wrist

up one's sleeve British & World English

(Of a strategy, idea, or resource) kept secret and in reserve for use when needed

laugh up one's sleeve British & World English

Be secretly or inwardly amused

an ace up one's sleeve British & World English

A plan or piece of information kept secret until it becomes necessary to use it

a card up one's sleeve British & World English

A plan or asset that is kept secret until it is needed

wear one's heart on one's sleeve British & World English

Make one’s feelings apparent

up one's sleeve in sleeve British & World English

(Of a strategy, idea, or resource) kept secret and in reserve for use when needed

shirtsleeve British & World English

The sleeve of a shirt

laugh up one's sleeve in laugh British & World English

Be secretly or inwardly amused

an ace up one's sleeve in ace British & World English

A plan or piece of information kept secret until it becomes necessary to use it

a card up one's sleeve in card1 British & World English

A plan or asset that is kept secret until it is needed

an ace up one's sleeve or North American in the hole in ace British & World English

A plan or piece of information kept secret until it becomes necessary to use it


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