Swore her to secrecy - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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swear (one) to secrecy
To make one promise that they won't reveal something that they know about. The company swore me to secrecy before promoting me to work on their latest product. OK, I'll tell you, but I have to swear you to secrecy!
swear somebody to ˈsecrecy make somebody promise not to tell a secret: Before telling her what happened, I had sworn her to secrecy. ♢ Everyone was sworn to secrecy about what had happened.
References in classic literature
Mathilde swore her to secrecy
, so that her father should not know she had been away.
After that situation calmed down and was taken care of, Eric swore her to secrecy
about his location, but refused to tell her what prompted him to leave.
Bob Marley told no one but his wife and swore her to secrecy
Immediately after speaking to Woodward Owen told his wife, Lucy, and swore her to secrecy
I told Helen but swore her to secrecy
, and for a week I stayed up researching and planning the interview.
I was asked not to tell anyone, though I told my mum and swore her to secrecy