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Keep mum   /kip məm/   Listen
Keep mum

Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent.  Synonyms: be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, close up, dummy up, shut up.

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"Keep mum" Quotes from Famous Books

... arrested and jailed," said Gus, "but for you and because of what you'll do for George and your being so good to Bill and me, I'll keep mum on it." ...
— Radio Boys Cronies • Wayne Whipple and S. F. Aaron

... room. "Keep mum about this to Rowley now," Perfidion said confidentially. "He's a potential customer, but we don't want to let the cat out of the bag yet, do we? Or should I say 'the Grail'." He took time out to grin at his little joke, then, "By the way, Tom, I take it you're ...
— A Knyght Ther Was • Robert F. Young

... N. silence, muteness, obmutescence[obs3]; taciturnity, pauciloquy[obs3], costiveness|, curtness; reserve, reticence &c. (concealment) 528. man of few words. V. be silent &c. adj .; keep silence, keep mum; hold one's tongue, hold one's peace, hold one's jaw; not speak. &c. 582; say nothing, keep one's counsel; seal the lips, close the lips, button the lips, zipper the lips, put a padlock on the lips, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

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