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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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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.
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.
The break-up has been kept under wraps for months, a source has revealed.
Sources revealed that the couple had sent out the invitation cards, which feature a gold lettering on a neutral background, in mid-April to approximately 100 guests, but most details have been kept under wraps, Us Magazine reported.
The name of the new archbishop was being kept under wraps by the Vatican until the official announcement is made at 11am.
Myriam had also kept under wraps that she once shot her dad's leg by "accident" -- we're not too sure about that -- when she was playing with his gun as a kid.
The Empty Box Company made 120 hat boxes especially for the ITV props department, but the programme details were kept under wraps.
San Francisco, Safar 21, 1434, January 03, 2013, SPA -- Samsung has been ordered to reveal the sales figures of some of its devices, dashing the South Korean company's hopes that the sensitive information could be kept under wraps until its appeal of the ruling in the court case, dpa reported.
The recent offences by Muslim men who groomed English girls have been blamed on a culture where boys and girls were kept apart, and girls were kept under wraps to preserve their respectability.
Unlike most big- ticket B- Town bashes, details of the Saifeena wedding seem to have been deliberately kept under wraps.