Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

keep under wraps

keep under wraps
1) keep something concealed or secret
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    • keep a date/location/secret under wraps
  • Analysis
    To keep something under wraps means to keep something secret or out of plain sight. If you want to 'keep something under wraps' you wish to conceal it or hide it from others. Similar in meaning to 'out of plain sight' or 'out of view'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Andrew didn't want anyone to know that he had won the lottery, so he decided to keep it under wraps.
    2. The politician thought that it would be better to publish the information rather than trying to keep it under wraps.
    3. Their engagement was kept under wraps until they felt ready to tell their families.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. We don't believe in keeping our product and practices under wraps, we want to share our knowledge with our clients and customers.
    2. We have been keeping this news under wraps for quite a time now, but we are happy to reveal our plans to amalgamate with another successful company.
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