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Keep mum   /kip məm/   Listen
Keep mum

Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent.  Synonyms: be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, close up, dummy up, shut up.

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"Keep mum" Quotes from Famous Books

... keep mum, never fear. But if ye've that sort of notion, I can understand you not being able to ...
— Huntingtower • John Buchan

... scheme. My name was to be Comings, and I came from New York; that was all settled in my mind; but what was my business there? I expected to be there a few days, and there was the rub; finally, after failing to fix up a story I concluded to "keep mum," entirely. Later you will see the fix which that conclusion ...
— Between the Lines - Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After • Henry Bascom Smith

... thought he was crazy; and I commenced to think so myself, as all he would say was, "Where is he? Where did he go?" No one had seen the game but the barber, and I slipped him a twenty-dollar bill and told him to keep mum. They kept the man tied for about one hour, until he promised he would behave if they let him loose, which they did. He sat perfectly still and did not have a word to say. I knew he was not broke, for I saw he had about $200 left; and that amount, together with his late experience, was capital ...
— Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi • George H. Devol

... on) Not saying anything, eh? Well, I guess you're wise there. If you keep mum—how are we going to ...
— Plays • Susan Glaspell

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