keep stum

keep stum

To remain silent; to not say anything; to avoid revealing secret or sensitive information. An alternative spelling of the more common "keep schtum/shtum." It's better to just keep stum when the boss starts flinging accusations than risk further incensing him. We'll need to keep stum about this deal for the time being.
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1. n. marijuana. (Drugs.) This stum is cashed. Trash it.
2. Go to stumbles.

stum [st?m]

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If you read many ex-players' books, they are pretty tame, and if they can keep stum about what goes on in the dressing room, then I am shocked Fergie cannot.
If their manager is unhappy with that then he should keep stum. If he can't then he should take the M74 to Carlisle and keep driving.