Definitions and translations for "lay the cards on the table"

English - English - lay the cards on the table

v. put the cards on the table, be honest and open, tell a person honestly what one thinks of doing, tell someonw what one really plans to do, reveal what is really happening

lay

Pronunciation
n. way in which something is laid or lies (especially of a country); (Slang) sexual partner (vulgar); (Slang) sexual intercourse (vulgar)
n. poem which tells a story (especially one that can be sung); song
v. place in a horizontal position; set in place; produce and deposit (an egg or eggs); present, propose; prepare; spread out; put; set; deposit; locate; cause; appease; cause to subside or end; bet, wager

the

Pronunciation
n. tea, evergreen shrub of eastern Asia; dried leaves of the tea plant; drink made from water filtered through tea leaves or other dried leaves
n. tea, evergreen shrub of eastern Asia; drink made from water filtered through tea leaves or other dried leaves

on

Pronunciation
adj. activated; turned on
adv. forth; ahead; while continuing
prep. atop; as a part of; toward; from

the

Pronunciation
n. tea, evergreen shrub of eastern Asia; dried leaves of the tea plant; drink made from water filtered through tea leaves or other dried leaves
n. tea, evergreen shrub of eastern Asia; drink made from water filtered through tea leaves or other dried leaves

table

Pronunciation
n. piece of furniture comprised of a large flat surface supported by one or more legs; meal, food placed on a table; list of information arranged in columns and rows, chart; flat surface; plateau, flat area of land at the top of a hill
v. place on a table; enter information into a chart or table; postpone, set aside for future consideration
n. table, piece of furniture comprised of a large flat surface supported by one or more legs; board, food
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