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keep (something) under wraps

To keep something secret. Keep this under wraps for now, but Greg is definitely the one getting the promotion.
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keep something under wraps

Fig. to keep something concealed (until some future time). We kept the plan under wraps until after the election. The automobile company kept the new model under wraps until most of the old models had been sold.
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keep something under wraps

COMMON If someone keeps something under wraps, they keep it secret. The producers have tried to keep details of the film's cast under wraps. The official report has been kept under wraps for months by legal objections from the company. Note: You can also say that something remains under wraps. It was essential that the plans remained under wraps.
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keep something under wraps

conceal or be secretive about something. informal
1998 New Scientist The key to the fuel is a catalyst that the Navy is keeping under wraps.
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References in classic literature ?
And his savings had been so constantly drawn upon (besides the terrible sweep of paying for Seth's substitute in the militia) that he had not enough money beforehand to furnish even a small cottage, and keep something in reserve against a rainy day.
I made up my mind I'd always keep something here in case I ever got locked in again--yes, smile.
I thought it was a good idea to keep something going in Redcar.
You can't keep something like that a secret - it's a child we're talking about.
But this has never worried me in the least, since I feel that I have somehow been allowed to keep something that is dearer in my sight than land or possessions - namely the consciousness of the ancient values of our fathers, together with a feeling of responsibility for their continuance.
But if you maintain your petition, you will at least keep something, on the record.
TAURUS Apr 20- May 20 You may have to keep something you are involved in on hold for some time.
Mum-of-two Myleene said of her mystery man last summer: "A girl's got to keep something to herself.
e lads at the back were excellent, we controlled mid-eld and the strikers didn't stop running, which gave us the opportunity to use our substitutes and keep something back for Saturday.
In truth, it would be no victory to keep something like 1,000 people working in a failing business.
A girl's got to keep something to herself and ultimately you just want a nice guy.
However, if his side were tempted to keep something in reserve Maggs has tried to pre-empt that by picking a few players with points to prove.
The 19-year old teen idol, who worked at the bakers in Holmes Chapel, told US Weekly that he wanted to keep something to remember the experience of visiting the 50-year old Hollywood star's mansion, when they were invited to his house in Los Angeles, as his children missed their concert, the Mirror reported.
Her bewilderment that someone would keep something that did not belong to them has been painful to see and her questions about 'bad' people difficult to answer.
Like many firms, SKS had tried to keep something going in Iran without plunking down any capital, hoping the nuclear issue would be solved and normal business could be resumed.
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