keep (something) close to (one's) chest

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keep (something) close to (one's) chest

To keep one's plans, intentions, or tactics secret from everyone else. Refers to holding one's playing cards close to one's chest in a card game, so as not to allow other players to see one's hand. We're all curious about what the boss has been discussing in those meetings with the lawyers, but she's keeping it close to her chest. Sorry for not being more straightforward about my plans, but I'm keeping this one close to the chest for the time being.
See also: chest, close, keep
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I have set my goals even higher for 2013 - and some of those I'll keep close to my chest, but first and foremost is having another win on tour.
I don't want to go into it too much, it's a very personal thing and something I want to keep close to my chest,'' he said.
That is a secret I keep close to my chest," Mahathir said, in reference to the next general election.