keep mum

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Related to keep mum: keep to oneself
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Verb1.keep mum - refuse to talk or stop talkingkeep mum - refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
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I'd just as soon tell you who I am, though, if you'll swear to keep mum, for I ain't no Phillips, either.
We'll keep mum, but there ain't any need to tell who you are if you ain't Jubiter Dunlap.
Well, of course me and Huck are going to keep mum there, but if you don't keep mum yourself there's going to be a little bit of a risk--it ain't much, maybe, but it's a little.
It don't make any difference WHAT happens, we got to keep mum.
He was very anxious to testify his appreciation in some way, but he is so diffident he couldn't venture it himself, and so he begged me to buy some little things and give them to you and Dame Phyllis and let him pay for them with- out your ever knowing they came from him -- you know how a delicate person feels about that sort of thing -- and so I said I would, and we would keep mum.
Moreover, the present laws on enforced disappearances and captivity are ambiguous and subsequent governments too have chosen to keep mum over the subject.
Daniyal Gilani said that PIA flights were delayed on excuse of search or for any other reason after which not only flights schedule affected badly but fine was also paid, however we will not keep mum on this incident.
If those who claim to be supporters of human rights don't keep mum on such crimes, we won't witness their repetition every day, but unfortunately, we have been witnessing their silence on the crimes committed by the international criminals throughout the past decades and century," Yonatan Betkelia told FNA on Monday.
Modest Cai said: "I knew what to do and that I had to keep mum calm.
London (United Kingdom), June 10 ( ANI ): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday continued to keep mum on the controversies surrounding the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), and said that his side is at the moment focusing on the ongoing Champions Trophy.
KEEP mum cosy at Christmas in this red fleece hoody, pounds 14, and brush cotton pyjama bottoms, left, pounds 15, from Next.