keep (someone) in the dark (about something)

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keep (someone) in the dark (about something)

To keep someone uninformed (about something); to exclude someone from full knowledge or disclosure (of something). Keeping taxpayers in the dark about how their money is being spent is not how government should operate. I don't fully trust John to keep our plan a secret, so I think it best that we keep him in the dark for now.
See also: dark, keep

keep someone in the dark

(about someone or something) Go to in the dark (about someone or something).
See also: dark, keep

keep someone in the dark

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leave someone in the dark

If you keep someone in the dark or leave someone in the dark, you do not tell them about something In many cases, the government itself was being kept in the dark about what was going on. She thought you shouldn't be left in the dark but should be told as soon as possible.
See also: dark, keep