keep oneself to oneself

idiom

Definition of keep oneself to oneself

chiefly British
: to stay apart from other people : to avoid other people She was a shy girl who kept herself to herself.

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“Keep oneself to oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20oneself%20to%20oneself. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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