keep under one's hat
Preserve the secrecy of something, as in I'll tell you about it if you promise to keep it under your hat. This usage alludes to hiding a secret in one's head, covered by a hat. [Late 1800s]
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- keep time,
- keep to,
- keep to oneself,
- keep track,
- keep under,
- keep under wraps,
- keep up,
- keep watch,
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