keep your own counsel

keep (one's) own counsel

To not share one's thoughts or plans with others. I'm just naturally a private person, so I keep my own counsel.
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keep your own ˈcounsel

(formal) keep your thoughts, plans, etc. secret: Try to keep your own counsel when you’re with him, or he’ll tell everyone what you say.
See also: counsel, keep, own
References in classic literature ?
But keep your own counsel, and there are none here to betray us.
Return to me to-morrow, and keep your own counsel on this subject--though I need hardly tell you that; for you'll do so for your own sakes.
In the meanwhile I must beg you to keep your own counsel, and I will keep mine.
Tell her a part only, and keep your own counsel about the rest.
If you would rather keep things on the low-down, maybe you could keep your own counsel.
Be sure to keep your own counsel, or if you must go further afield keep it to some close confidantes rather than opening it out to all and sundry.
Keep your own counsel and let your daughter bring up her baby her way.
You don't read the papers, don't socialise with players and keep your own counsel.
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And this cautions you to keep your own counsel and focus on your personal situation.
You may be better to keep your own counsel AND keep your head beneath the parapet.