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keep (something) under wraps

To keep something secret. Keep this under wraps for now, but Greg is definitely the one getting the promotion.
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keep something under wraps

Fig. to keep something concealed (until some future time). We kept the plan under wraps until after the election. The automobile company kept the new model under wraps until most of the old models had been sold.
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keep something under wraps

COMMON If someone keeps something under wraps, they keep it secret. The producers have tried to keep details of the film's cast under wraps. The official report has been kept under wraps for months by legal objections from the company. Note: You can also say that something remains under wraps. It was essential that the plans remained under wraps.
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keep something under wraps

conceal or be secretive about something. informal
1998 New Scientist The key to the fuel is a catalyst that the Navy is keeping under wraps.
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References in classic literature ?
And his savings had been so constantly drawn upon (besides the terrible sweep of paying for Seth's substitute in the militia) that he had not enough money beforehand to furnish even a small cottage, and keep something in reserve against a rainy day.
I made up my mind I'd always keep something here in case I ever got locked in again--yes, smile.
And I would urge our House colleagues to keep something like this."
The 58-year-old had agreed to keep something at her property for a friend while she was on holiday, but said she had no knowledge of what this item was.
After Shiloh questioned Drew about whether it was possible for him to get his memory back, it became clear Shiloh wanted to keep something buried in the past.
It's interesting to see how many families came to a similar solution when trying to keep something so seemingly simple like chocolate cake in their lives during hard times.
"United play in the Cup Final in the next weekend, so maybe they will not go 100 per cent, to keep something for the Final.
"I thought it was a good idea to keep something going in Redcar.
You can't keep something like that a secret - it's a child we're talking about.
But this has never worried me in the least, since I feel that I have somehow been allowed to keep something that is dearer in my sight than land or possessions - namely the consciousness of the ancient values of our fathers, together with a feeling of responsibility for their continuance.
But if you maintain your petition, you will at least keep something, on the record.
TAURUS Apr 20- May 20 You may have to keep something you are involved in on hold for some time.
Mum-of-two Myleene said of her mystery man last summer: "A girl's got to keep something to herself.
"The lads at the back were excellent, we controlled midfield and the strikers didn't stop running, which gave us the opportunity to use our substitutes and keep something back for Saturday."
"e lads at the back were excellent, we controlled mid-eld and the strikers didn't stop running, which gave us the opportunity to use our substitutes and keep something back for Saturday."
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