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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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Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, which is obviously the perfect way to enjoy any series.
Martin, shared some new details on the state of Westeros in HBO's upcoming prequel of the epic fantasy drama, a series that so far has been kept under wraps.
Summary: Details about the movie and what characters they will play are being kept under wraps
He claimed that no explanation was given regarding setting up of Al-Azizia and the record was deliberately kept under wraps.
This year's schedule is being kept under wraps until Wednesday.
The plot and details of Haddish's character are being kept under wraps. Haddish's star has been on the rise since her breakout role in the Universal comedy Girl's Trip.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday said that the there could be a major corruption scam underlying the multi-billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) deal as it has been kept under wraps.
Much bigger scams will be uncovered once probe by NAB starts on sasti roti, metros, esp orange train where the contract has been kept under wraps, massive kickbacks in Punjab road construction contracts, Danish schools etc
The BBC said details of his character will be kept under wraps.
Some of the details of the wedding, such as the date and venue, are being kept under wraps. However, the names included in their wedding entourage have been revealed earlier.
Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio One, Domhnall admitted he was surprised the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was kept under wraps.
The singer reckons 12-hour training stints have given him back his famous pec-heavy bod, which he kept under wraps at rehearsals.
The location of the after-show party, in one of the city's best-known landmarks, is being kept under wraps until the night.
Prince Harry was welcomed to Australia by hundreds of well-wishers in Canberra on April 6-including one who asked to marry him--but his day-to-day activities with the Army were kept under wraps. Harry spent a month Down Under with the Australian Army, an experience which involved learning bush survival skills, flying helicopters and working with elite SAS commandos.
Prince Harry was welcomed to Australia by hundreds of well-wishers in Canberra on April 6--including one who asked to marry him but his day-to-day activities with the Army were kept under wraps. Harry spent a month Down Under with the Australian Army, an experience which involved learning bush survival skills, flying helicopters and working with elite SAS commandos.