keep to oneself
Also, keep oneself to oneself. Shun the company of others, value one's privacy, as in She kept to herself all morning, or, as Doris Lessing put it in In Pursuit of the English (1960): “She keeps herself to herself so much.” [Late 1600s]
Refrain from revealing, hold secret, as in He promised to keep the news to himself. Also see the synonym keep under one's hat.
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Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I think if you keep trying to do things the same way it becomes diminishing returns.
Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills