be tight-lipped

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be tight-lipped

1. Literally, to have one's lips pressed together, as in anger. I knew my girlfriend was angry as soon as I saw that she was tight-lipped and glaring at me.
2. To be unwilling to talk openly or share details about someone or something. I still don't know anything about Maria's new boyfriend because she's so tight-lipped about him. Don't worry, we can trust my sister to be tight-lipped—she won't tell anyone about our engagement until we do.
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Summary: Katie Price launched a new perfume Precious Love and was unusually tight lipped when questioned by the media.
But our super-heavyweight sensation is keeping tight lipped over his future.
Radio bosses were staying tight lipped over the future of the DJ and his show ahead of a company decision due today.
Nissan remains tight lipped over when the order books open and how much the car will cost.
Saunders, 38, was keeping tight lipped about the reports today, but has made no secret that he would venture into management at some stage.
Company officials are keeping tight lipped regarding the sale of the plant due to a confidentiality agreement with the prospective buyer, but they did say that something could happen in the next couple of months.