keep one's mouth shut
Be quiet; don't reveal confidential information. For example, The teachers told us to keep our mouths shut during the entire presentation, or You can't tell Carol anything; she's incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Also see hold one's tongue.
What Does 🤐 Zipper-mouth Face Emoji Mean?The zipper-mouth face emoji depicts a face and two eyes, with the mouth appearing as a silver zipper, complete with a dangling zipper pull.
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