Idiom:  keep quiet about something


Idiom:  keep quiet about something

  • to not tell anyone about something
  • to keep something secret

Example sentences

  • Yes, I knew they were getting divorced months ago but they asked me to keep quiet about it.
  • Since this is very personal, promise that you will keep quiet about it.
  • You can trust my assistant to keep quiet about anything. She's also signed a confidentiality agreement just in case.
  • I found out accidentally two months ago but I kept quiet about your pregnancy.
  • My husband was supposed to keep quiet about my cancer diagnosis but he told everyone.
  • I would keep quiet about your medical problems until you've been with your boyfriend for awhile. You need to make sure he will keep the information private.
  • Do you really think we can trust your mother to keep quiet about the surprise party?
  • I should've kept quiet about my diet because now everyone keeps asking me why I want to lose weight.
  • If I tell you a secret can you keep quiet about it?
  • Why did you tell my mom I had a boyfriend? You promised to keep quiet about it!


  • keep mum
  • mums the word
  • keep something under wraps
  • keep something under your hat
  • keep something to yourself
  • keep your mouth shut
  • not breathe a word

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