what happens in (some place) stays in (that place)

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what happens in (some place) stays in (that place)

Anything scandalous or private that happens with or is revealed to someone or some group in a particular setting will remain a secret from other people afterward. Modeled on the former advertising slogan of Las Vegas, Nevada: "What Happens Here, Stays Here." A: "Guys, please don't tell my wife what happened while we were on vacation." B: "Of course, man—what happens in Utah stays in Utah." A: "Look, what I told you during our hike needs to stay between us." B: "I understand. What happened in the mountains stays in the mountains, OK?" Before we start today's session, I just want to emphasize that what happens in group therapy stays in group therapy. Don't go home and talk about what other people shared today.
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