Here are a few idioms to talk about keeping something a secret. If you want someone to keep a secret, you might say, “Keep it under your hat!”

Keep it under your hat. Shhh. Keep a secret. Keep it under your hat.

Under your hat. You’re wearing a hat and you keep the secret under your hat. Keep it under your hat: keep it a secret. Don’t tell anybody. Keep it under your hat, okay? It’s a very common idiom.

Another one is: just between you and me. “Just between you and me…” I tell you the secret. Just between us. It means only you and I will talk about this; nobody else will talk about this. It’s only between you and me. “Just between you and me…” And then I say the secret. It’s just between you and me.

Here’s another one: keep it on the low down. I’ve heard it actually two different ways. “Keep it on the low down.” Or: “Keep it on the down low.” They both mean the same thing: keep it a secret. Keep it on the low down. Keep it on the down low.

Keep it on the down low. Keep it under your hat. Alright? It’s just between you and me. Okay? Keeping a secret. Don’t tell anybody.

Okay that’s three idioms about keeping a secret: keep it under your hat, keep it on the down low, and just between you and me. Don’t tell anybody; it’s a secret.

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