Idiom:  keep to yourself


Idiom:  keep to yourself / keep something to oneself

  • to stay apart from others
  • keeping or having something only for you
  • keep some information private

Example sentences

  • If that’s what you really believe, I suggest you keep your opinions to yourself.
  • Are you crazy? How could you keep something like that to yourself when other people's health could be affected!
  • I had to keep my opinions to myself at dinner because I didn't want to argue with my boyfriend's parents.
  • While I was traveling, I generally kept to myself rather than trying to meet others.
  • One of my neighbors keeps to himself but everyone else on our street is really friendly.
  • I can't believe you kept that secret to yourself all these years—what an awful burden you had to bear alone.
  • I've got a great idea for a new product, but for now I'm keeping it to myself so no one will steal it.

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