Definition of overplay one's cards
- The union overplayed its cards by demanding too much, causing the company to withdraw what would have been its best offer.
: to present (a dramatic role) extravagantly : exaggerate
: to place too much emphasis on
: to rely too much on the strength of
: to cleanse, disentangle, and collect together (fibers) by the use of cards preparatory to spinning
: an instrument or machine for carding fibers that consists usually of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back
: an implement for raising a nap on cloth
: playing card
: a game played with cards
: card playing
: to place or fasten on or by means of a card
: to provide with a card
: to list or record on a card
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