these four walls


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these four walls

The room one is currently in. Used when one is telling someone a secret that one doesn't want told to anyone else. Now, this can't leave these four walls, but I Janet told me she's pregnant!
See also: four, these, wall

these four ˈwalls

used when you are talking about keeping something secret: Don’t let this go further than these four walls (= don’t tell anyone else who is not in the room now).
See also: four, these, wall
References in classic literature ?
I used to think these four walls could stand against anything.
THREE-time Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin has confirmed she will perform at Dublin's Olympia Theatre to promote her new album These Four Walls, a debut collaboration with Nonesuch Records.
Recorded in New York and Austin, Texas, These Four Walls was produced by Colvin's longtime collaborator John Leventhal.
These Four Walls features several guest artists: Grammy Award winners Patty Griffin and Marc Cohn on Cinnamon Road, English singer/ songwriter Teddy Thompson on Let It Slide, and pedal steel great Greg Leisz on the title track.