stay under wraps

stay under wraps

To remain secret; to not be disclosed to anyone else. I think it's best that this stays under wraps until we can determine what impact it will have on the public.
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keep something, stay, etc. under ˈwraps

(informal) keep something, stay, etc. secret or hidden: These letters have lain under wraps since the 1960s.Next year’s event is still being kept under wraps.
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The judge said the information should stay under wraps for the time being, but he said he would review rival arguments during the trial.
It's been responsible for revealing information that was intended to stay under wraps, including outing users of Facebook apps and unveiling potentially sensitive information.
The 'bad taste' selfie taken at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela is set to stay under wraps until they have retired.
But the Castleford prop hopes his nether regions stay under wraps for the immediate future after some dark days since the end of last season.
The Abbottabad Commission Report is not only distinguished by its inability to stay under wraps for more than a year of its authorship but also its ability to primarily stay focused on the essence of the investigation: how Osama bin Laden managed to live in Pakistan for years when the state - ruled by a president who was also army chief - all along insisted he wasn't here when everyone else always suspected he was.
While Lillian relishes her toy collection, it and the show stay under wraps.
Robins, meanwhile, watched Adams turn out for the Black Cats' reserves on Monday night and he was training at Ryton on Thursday, the manager clearly keen to keep his arrival on a two-month stay under wraps until the latest possible moment - a press release not going out until Saturday lunchtime - to provide an element of surprise to the opposition.
Fortunately our Unilever (Hellmann's Brylcreem) and P&G (Vicks Pringles) spoofs, while no less stupid, can stay under wraps until April.
They have, however, taken legal steps to ensure the conversations stay under wraps.
Equally, you may be getting more and more embroiled with one fascinating character, but for now, this may need to stay under wraps.
The Oktoberfest trip will have to stay under wraps.
Mum Carrie has moved her family to Chester in a bid to outrun a family secret, which won't stay under wraps for long.
With so much going for them, soybeans can't stay under wraps forever.
Republican internal divisions will stay under wraps in the face of a president they regard as a pretender.