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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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Villa's decision-makers are keeping under wraps details of the exact cash amount.
They were watching an international athlete, whose identity the BBC is keeping under wraps, carrying the Olympic torch past City Hall.
They will duet togetter but are keeping under wraps what it is they plan to perform together.
Happily, there'll be another major boost to his dreams, linked with a new musical project, which he is keeping under wraps until the time is ripe.
The goal is to copyright them as works of art, thus protecting sequences from use by competitors--and perhaps encouraging publication of sequences that firms are keeping under wraps.
Environmentalists accused state regulators Wednesday of contributing to the death of a Toluca Lake woman by keeping under wraps a 1996 study that found gas from a fumigated building can drift through pipes to a neighboring home.
That means keeping under wraps the Dole clone who strikes some voters as a scowling, cranky candidate with a tendency to get bogged down in pointless asides (such as his recent interview remarks about tobacco's addictive nature) and who is known for speaking in cryptic or rambling phrases, even referring to himself in the third person.
His partner - who he is keeping under wraps - adopted the boy and Shane, pictured below, is preparing to travel to Tibet and meet his "son" for the first time.