keep own counsel


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keep one's own counsel

Fig. to keep one's thoughts and plans to oneself; to withhold from other people one's thoughts and plans. Jane is very quiet. She tends to keep her own counsel. I advise you to keep your own counsel.
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keep your own counsel

(slightly formal)
to not tell other people your thoughts He was a quiet man who kept his own counsel no matter what was going on around him.
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keep your own counsel

  (slightly formal)
to not tell other people about your opinions or plans He was a quiet man who kept his own counsel.
See also: counsel, keep