keep something to yourself

keep (something) to (oneself)

To not share some thought, idea, opinion, or piece of information with anyone else. I think it's best that we keep this to ourselves until we can determine what impact it will have. I don't want your advice, so if you have any suggestions, just keep them to yourself!
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ˌkeep something to yourˈself

not tell other people about something: I don’t want John to know about this, so keep it to yourself. OPPOSITE: spread the word
See also: keep, something
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When you keep something to yourself for such a long time you obviously have absolutely no idea how people will react.
You are in the mood to keep something to yourself and in doing so there are those who will try to prise the details out of you and that will get on your nerves
You have to be judge and jury on this one, simply because you are being asked to keep something to yourself and for once you agree.
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