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Language: Old English
Origin: sliefe

sleeve

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes and Fashion
sleeve [countable]
1DC the part of a piece of clothing that covers all or part of your arm:
a dress with long sleeves
long-sleeved/short-sleeved etc
a short-sleeved shirt
2

have something up your sleeve

informal to have a secret plan or idea that you are going to use later:
Don't worry. He still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
3APM a stiff paper cover that a record is stored in [= jacket]

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