lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

idiom

Definition of lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

: to be honest with other people and to tell them one's thoughts, plans, etc., in a very open way Before we can talk further, you need to put all your cards on the table.

Learn More About lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

Dictionary Entries Near lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

lay plans

lay preacher

lay/put a guilt trip on

lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

lay/put (something) to rest

lay/put stress on

lay race

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

Cite this Entry

“Lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%2Fput%20%28all%2Fall%20of%29%20one%27s%20cards%20on%20the%20table. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!