Meaning: general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the sake of secrecy.
Example: Healthcare professionals create a conspiracy of silence due to the fear of legal proceedings, corrective action, or punishment. Read on
Meaning: to have a plan or secret desire to get something.
Example: to have a plan or secret desire to get something. Read on
Meaning: say little or nothing about one's opinions or intentions.
Example: I doubted what he said, but I kept my own counsel. Read on
Meaning: to tell the truth about something.
Example: Sharon made a clean breast of it and threw Ashley under the bus. Read on
Meaning: to keep one's location, activities, and intentions hidden.
Example: The burglars were very meticulous in covering their tracks, making it difficult for law enforcement to catch them. Read on
Meaning: a secret to be kept between two people
Example: Let me tell you something. Just between you and me, I don't think her painting deserves the first prize. Read on
Meaning: be secretive or cautious, give nothing away
Example: The children did not know where they were to go for their family holiday trip. Their dad kept his cards close to his chest. Read on
Meaning: try to hide a problem or keep a problem secret instead of dealing with it
Example: My father has helped me deal with things instead of sweeping them under the rug. Read on
Meaning: someone who talks too much
Example: Your big mouth always gets you in trouble at school, Steven! Read on
Meaning: a book containing a list of secret contacts
Example: Ann will not invite Bob to the party because he has been in her black books for so long. Read on
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