Also, in strict confidence. Privately, on condition that what is said will not be revealed. For example, The doctor told her in confidence that her mother was terminally ill, or He told us in strict confidence that Gail was pregnant. This idiom was first recorded in 1632. Also see take into one's confidence.
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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
But locals there say any money deposited is thrown into an unlocked cupboard behind the tellers, hardly inspiring confidence.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For his part, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has expressed his “full confidence” in Representative Scalise.
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
We have been in the profession some years, Mr. Pickwick, and have been honoured with the confidence of many excellent clients.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
She embraced Otteline; and gave him her hand to kiss, with repeated expressions of future confidence in the husband of her friend.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter