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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
References in classic literature ?
After that, we kept under cover of the bulwarks, and when next I looked out they had disappeared from the spit, and the spit itself had almost melted out of sight in the growing distance.
6 There is a magical moment, usually during March, when you know you can start watering all the dahlias that have been kept under cover all winter.
Prune half-hardy fuchsias being kept under cover when the pink "eyes" appear.
Thanks to Nokia and HTC, the new mobile OS has already been on stage in recent months, however Microsoft's launch party will reveal everything the Redmond firm has so far kept under cover.
The character is a new addition and as the film will release next year, Farhan wants to make sure the look is kept under cover, till then.
He was kept under cover, out of action, for fear of short circuits.
THE state has many dark secrets that must be kept under cover at all costs.
The surface will be kept under cover and hot-air blowers will be used in a bid to ensure the game goes ahead.
Hugh Robson, who farms organically on the Burren, Co Clare, said all his pigs were being kept under cover while the sun was blazing and he also provided holes where they could wallow in protective mud.
Today, as part of our Wake up to the State of New Street campaign, the Birmingham Mail reveals the side of New Street the authorities have kept under cover.