keep (something) under one's hat

Definition of keep (something) under one's hat

  1. :  to keep (something) secret :  to not tell anyone about (something) I'll tell you what happened, but you have to keep it under your hat.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  1. :  a covering for the head usually having a shaped crown and brim

    :  a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of office

    :  an office, position, or role assumed by or as if by the wearing of a special hat

  1. :  to furnish or provide with a hat

    :  to make or supply hats


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