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Keep a lid on


Keep secret. Prevent disruption or problems. “Lid’ is  used as in a lid on a kettle to keep some facts hidden from view. (Compare to Keep it under your hat.)

My wife said she was getting a promotion, but that we had to keep a lid on it until the news became public.”

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