play/hold/keep one's cards close to the/one's chest/vest

idiom

: to keep one's plans, ideas, etc., hidden from other people
No one knows if he's going to run for reelection. He's still playing his cards close to his chest.

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“Play/hold/keep one's cards close to the/one's chest/vest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%2Fhold%2Fkeep%20one%27s%20cards%20close%20to%20the%2Fone%27s%20chest%2Fvest. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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