keep oneself to oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

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

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

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


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