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keep it to yourself

This page is about the conversational phrase keep it to yourself

Meaning

You can say this if you don't want someone to tell other people something.

For example

  • "What I told you is a secret, so keep it to yourself."

  • "Why did you tell Marie? You said you'd keep it to yourself!"

Quick Quiz

If someone tells you to "keep it to yourself", they don't want you to

a. tell anyone else about it

b. tell them anything else

c. give it to anyone else

Contributor: Matt Errey