under one's hat
phrasal not disclosed ; secret <
kept the news under his hat
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • under one's hat — See: KEEP UNDER ONE S HAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under one's hat — See: KEEP UNDER ONE S HAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under one's hat — adjective Concealed; confidential; secret. Orestes Jones kept his real ambitions under his hat until the time struck …   Wiktionary

  • keep under one's hat — {v. phr.}, {informal} To keep secret; not tell. * /Mr. Jones knew who had won the contest, but he kept it under his hat until it was announced publicly./ Often used as a command. * /Keep it under your hat./ Syn.: KEEP TO ONESELF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep under one's hat — {v. phr.}, {informal} To keep secret; not tell. * /Mr. Jones knew who had won the contest, but he kept it under his hat until it was announced publicly./ Often used as a command. * /Keep it under your hat./ Syn.: KEEP TO ONESELF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To have a brick in one's hat — Brick Brick (br[i^]k), n. [OE. brik, F. brique; of Ger. origin; cf. AS. brice a breaking, fragment, Prov. E. brique piece, brique de pain, equiv. to AS. hl[=a]fes brice, fr. the root of E. break. See {Break}.] 1. A block or clay tempered with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ong's Hat, New Jersey — Ong s Hat, New Jersey, is a location of what has been called a ghost town in Southampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. It is located on New Jersey Route 72 west of its intersection with New Jersey Route 70.[1] Although it was never… …   Wikipedia

  • hat — hatless, adj. hatlessness, n. hatlike, adj. /hat/, n., v., hatted, hatting. n. 1. a shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, esp. for wear outdoors. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a. the distinctive head covering of a cardinal. b. the… …   Universalium

  • hat — See: AT THE DROP OF A HAT, BRASS HAT, HANG ON TO YOUR HAT or HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT or HOLD YOUR HAT, HIGH HAT, KEEP UNDER ONE S HAT, OLD HAT, PULL OUT OF A HAT, TAKE OFF ONE S HAT TO, TALK THROUGH ONE S HAT, TEN GALLON HAT, THROW ONE S HAT IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hat — See: AT THE DROP OF A HAT, BRASS HAT, HANG ON TO YOUR HAT or HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT or HOLD YOUR HAT, HIGH HAT, KEEP UNDER ONE S HAT, OLD HAT, PULL OUT OF A HAT, TAKE OFF ONE S HAT TO, TALK THROUGH ONE S HAT, TEN GALLON HAT, THROW ONE S HAT IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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