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up one's sleeve

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upside, the

noun phrase

The hopeful aspect; the good news: The upside is that she's still conscious

[1980s+; both upside and downside originally referred to the fluctuations of the stock market]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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up one's sleeve

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