keep one's mouth shut

idiom

1
: to not say anything
When he starts talking about politics, I just keep my mouth shut.
2
: to not talk about something (such as a secret)
She told me to keep my mouth shut about the news.
I never tell him anything important because he doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut.

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“Keep one's mouth shut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20one%27s%20mouth%20shut. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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