hide one's light under a bushel

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Definition of hide one's light under a bushel

: to not tell others about one's talents, successes, ideas, etc.

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“Hide one's light under a bushel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hide%20one%27s%20light%20under%20a%20bushel. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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