lips are sealed, one's

(one's) lips are sealed

One will not tell anyone; one will keep this a secret. Most often used in the expression "my lips are sealed." A: "Please don't tell anyone about this, I'm so embarrassed." B: "My lips are sealed." I told him not to say anything, and he said his lips are sealed, so hopefully he'll be able to keep a secret this time.
See also: lip, seal
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lips are sealed, one's

One will reveal nothing, especially about a secret. For example, You can trust me with the details of the lawsuit-my lips are sealed. [Early 1900s]
See also: lip
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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