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Saying in original language: Mit offenen Karten spielen
English translation of the saying: To play with open cards
Language: German
Meaning in English: To be honest in any kind of relationship. Not to hide anything, may it be for getting an advantage out of it or may it be for fearing the consequences such as hurting somebody or being punished. to play with open cards takes quite a bit of courage sometimes, but in the long run "truth lasts the longest" ("Ehrlichkeit w?hrt am l?ngsten" => another German proverb).
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