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tight-lipped

Secretive; not revealing information. Does anyone know when we're moving to the new office? Management is being so tight-lipped about everything. We need to be tight-lipped about our divorce until I figure out the right time to tell my parents.
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A spokesman for Aston Villa also remained tight-lipped. He said: 'We will be making an announcement to the Stock Exchange in the morning.'
As for the next episode of the Coheed and Cambria saga, which is due out in the latter part of 2003, Sanchez is naturally tight-lipped. "I would give it away if I said what would happen to those two characters," he says smiling "The next deals more with their relatives and, like vengeance Relatives and vengeance--much cooler than Ryan Adams' love life, to be certain.
SL: I recently read an essay that described your work as "tight-lipped in the Warholian manner." I thought that was pretty funny.
Terse, tight-lipped and fevered Victor LaValle's The Ecstatic is an auspicious first novel that ranges with obsessive-compulsive precision over the same pulpy patch of black-geek meta-culture that Colson Whitehead so slyly (and effectively) attacked with The Intuitionist.
Good grief In a 2-year study, bereaved spouses who often talked with others and briefly wrote in diaries about their emotions fared no better psychologically than their tight-lipped, unexpressive counterparts did (161:131 *).
Because the Nobel Committee is notoriously tight-lipped, the general public never finds out who finished second in the voting.
As a young student, Bresson, who's tight-lipped about his youth here--tight-lipped about everything, really--excelled at those very disciplines that priests in cold places teach best: Latin, Greek, philosophy and desire.
The stunning brunette who split from TV presenter Ryan Tubridy last year still remains tight-lipped about the breakup.
However she was unusually tight-lipped after the press call when interviewed by the media on other subjects.
Coronation Street bosses remain tight-lipped over who dies in the disaster but key characters are set to go.
Northern Rock remained tight-lipped on any sale process, saying only that it was at a "very premature stage" and that there was no set timetable.
SCOTLAND: Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies is remaining tight-lipped on the possibility of becoming Scotland manager.
Ganley is tight-lipped, though a last hurrah at wrecking Lisbon II and he could probably claim the scalp of one Mr Brian Cowen, who surely wouldn't last long after such a defeat.
United officials remained tight-lipped last night on Owen joining, but a move looks a distinct possibility.
Firhill officials are staying tight-lipped before next month's launch but one said: "If you thought the pink outfit turned heads, wait until you see this."