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keep (something) on the down low

To keep something in a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge; to not share something with anyone else. Keep this on the down-low, but Janet is planning to break up with Kevin next week.
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on the down low

1. 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.
2. In a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge pertaining to the activities of a man who has sex with other men but considers himself to be heterosexual. I never thought he was gay, but then I started to hear rumors that he's on the down low.
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the down low

1. slang A state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge. 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.
2. slang A state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge pertaining to the activities of a man who has sex with other men but considers himself to be heterosexual. I never thought he was gay, but then I started to hear rumors that he's on the down low.
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the down low

and the DL
the information or explanation; the lowdown. (Streets.) Give me the haps. What the down low?
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Some thought the husband is ridiculous if he is trying to deceive his wife, with one writing: "Men are hopeless at keeping things on the downlow and women have the worlds best tuned spider sense".
A proof of the hard battle downlow was scratch on the side of his right eye, which he incurred in one of the rebound plays against Ponferrada.
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.
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Keep this symptom on the downlow with a good hair product.
They looked hardly like a team favored to win it all in the tournament in the first quarter, though, trailing 14-23 after missing all of their six triple attempts and with Hame Haddadi not getting his free will downlow.
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The stocky forward, though, remains available to help the squad's bigs get ready for the tough grind downlow against taller squads in the tournament.
Here's the downlow glee is back for its fourth series tonight to high-kick those January blues to the kerb.
Adeogun has been remarkable in the pre-season, even more imposing downlow than he already was.