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under wraps

This page is about the idiom under wraps


If something is under wraps, it's being kept secret.

For example

  • The organisers keep the name of the winner under wraps until it's announced on the show.

  • Our new products are always under wraps until their official launch because we don't want other companies seeing them and copying them.

The most common collocation for this idiom is "to keep (something) under wraps".

Quick Quiz

The best way to keep something under wraps is to

a. put it into the refrigerator

b. stop thinking about it

c. let as few people as possible know about it

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Contributor: Matt Errey