keep oneself to oneself

Definition of keep oneself to oneself

chiefly British

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

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

oneselfplay
  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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