the soul of discretion

the soul of discretion

Someone who can be trusted to keep information private. Don't worry, my sister is the soul of discretion—she won't tell anyone about our engagement before we do.
See also: discretion, of, soul
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As you know, Leon is the soul of discretion,' said Ponce de Leon.
Wilson, the soul of discretion, won't tell us what is in the report, but we have been given hints.
Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) trains Zero and is the soul of discretion, respect and courtesy to the guests in a world between the two world wars-- and he's also a madcap thief and liar.
He never abused that privilege and was always the soul of discretion.
It's kind of her mess" David Beckham complains about his wife Victoria's "messiness" in the bathroom "Looking back at my teen diaries, it's obvious that at 14 I was sexually rabid, desperate for sex" Actress Sheila Hancock "I am a great believer that the Paul Burrells of this world should be shot" Sean Davoren, head butler at London's Savoy Hotel, who believes that butlers should be the soul of discretion "Enduring an alarming combo of windy chill factor from Siberia and chilli wind factor from last night's Thai curry" Stephen Fry on Twitter
Kate has been the soul of discretion throughout her relationship with William so she was never likely to speak to the newspapers but Clarence House wanted it in writing.
Barry has two years left on his contract, he has not yet informed Villa if he wants to leave and, as usual, he was the soul of discretion when cornered by the media at Wembley last Wednesday night.
The blonde waitress isn't exactly the soul of discretion but vows to keep Kieron and John Paul's romance a secret in the wake of her dalliance with Niall last week.
Linda is the soul of discretion, never asking clients about their relationships but finding they are often only too eager to tell her of their problems.
Probably because I'm a person of high standing, moral rectitude and most importantly - I'm the soul of discretion.
But McCarthy, who was always the soul of discretion when he was MD of T&S Stores, has been obviously honing his skills during his time between leaving T&S and joining Sainsbury.
Most of the clothes are much too eye-catching and are cut for really thin people, but I did see a tuxedo that was the soul of discretion and elegance, with just the tiniest hint of jet beading around the collar and cuffs.
At 22, he is an expert on etiquette, the soul of discretion and extremely dignified.
Compared with the current memoirists' disregard for propriety, Ackerley was the soul of discretion, taking care to paint his clearly fallible father in a sympathetic light.