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keep under cover

1. Literally, to stay beneath a shelter of some kind, typically to avoid inclement weather. A: "How did you stay so dry in this downpour?" B: "I've been keeping under cover here, like we were supposed to!"
2. To hide something (often one's true identity or motives) from others. I need to keep under cover on this assignment so no one learns that I'm a spy.
See also: cover, keep
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It's almost time to put those courgettes you've been keeping under cover in their final positions in the garden, once all danger of frost has passed.
REARWEGO:Washing ball in the seaBRIT'S MINE:Enjoying a game of catch; DUNE ROAMIN': A youngster makes sure Britney and Kevin are fully covered in sand; HATTAGIRL: Keeping under cover in the sunshine