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 — • keep under one s hat • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • under one's hat — phrasal 1. : in one s head 2. : to oneself : secret keep the news under your hat * * * under one s hat In confidence • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — idi under one s hat, confidential; private; secret …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — • keep under one s hat • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep something under one's hat — ► keep something under one s hat keep something a secret. Main Entry: ↑hat …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

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