Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / play close to the vest
FEEDBACK

play close to the vest

See definition of play close to the vest on Dictionary.com

synonyms for play close to the vest

  • avoid
  • creep
  • dodge
  • equivocate
  • evade
  • glide
  • hedge
  • lurk
  • prevaricate
  • prowl
  • shuffle
  • sidestep
  • skirt
  • skulk
  • slide
  • slink
  • slip
  • sneak
  • steal
  • tergiversate
  • tiptoe
  • be noncommittal
  • beat around the bush
  • duck the issues
  • hem and haw
  • play it close to the vest
  • sit on the fence
  • tergiverse
  • tread warily
  • watch one's step
  • weasel
Meet Grammar Coach
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar Coach
Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

antonyms for play close to the vest

MOST RELEVANT
  • confront
  • face
  • meet
  • take on
  • plod
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
QUIZ
Hello, Hominids! Here’s A High-Minded Word Quiz!
START THE QUIZ

How to use play close to the vest in a sentence

Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
Choose the synonym for future
capacitor