on the down low

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on the down low

In a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; being known only by a select few people. Keep this on the down low, but Janet is planning to break up with Kevin next week. My parents know about the pregnancy, but I'd like it to stay on the down low otherwise.
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He's back at work with his new girlfriend, but they're keeping their romance on the downlow as her old boyfriend's still around.
Clearly they are keeping it on the downlow," the source added.