keep one's mouth shut

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Related to keep one's mouth shut: Shut Mouth
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Verb1.keep one's mouth shut - refrain from divulging sensitive information; keep quiet about confidential information; "Don't tell him any secrets--he cannot keep his mouth shut!"
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The right to keep one's mouth shut, the decision continues, safeguards a "vitally important restraint on the government's coercive powers." The court even compared the guards' investigative methods to the hated "writs of general assistance" that British troops long ago used against American colonists.
It often needs an open mind to keep one's mouth shut.
But there are times when one should keep one's mouth shut. That, Mr Orde, was one of those times.