One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Refuse to disclose or share something.
- ‘If they had troubles, they kept them to themselves, setting a pattern for the rest of their lives.’
- ‘If it is a view shared by staff and players, they are keeping it to themselves.’
- ‘I think our intelligence officers have the information but they keep it to themselves.’
- ‘Rachael kept the dream to herself and never shared it with anyone.’
- ‘Often we artists are a solitary lot, preferring to keep our work to ourselves until we deem it fit for sharing.’
- ‘She kept it to herself, because it was too hard to share.’
- ‘She was pregnant, but kept the information to herself.’
- ‘Until recently, the common practice of governments was still to keep all information to themselves.’
- ‘He kept his disappointments to himself, a quiet murmur of disapproval usually being as far as it went.’
- ‘If he had negative opinions, he usually kept them to himself.’
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