keep oneself to oneself

keep oneself to oneself
(to tell others very little about oneself, and not to be very friendly or sociable.) (starsene per conto proprio), isolarsi

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  • keep oneself in hand — • to keep oneself in hand • to hold oneself in check (from Idioms in Speech) to control one s feelings, not to get angry, to be reserved, to be self contained I had to hold myself in check. (A. Cronin) See: take oneself in hand …   Idioms and examples

  • keep oneself to oneself — verb To be introverted; to stay away from others …   Wiktionary

  • keep oneself to oneself —  Avoid the company of people …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • keep one's distance — keep oneself apart, hold oneself at a distance, keep oneself away, stay away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keep one's ear to the ground — To keep oneself well informed about what is going on around one ● ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep — keepable, adj. keepability, n. /keep/, v., kept, keeping, n. v.t. 1. to hold or retain in one s possession; hold as one s own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change. 2. to hold or have the use of for a period of time: You can keep it for the… …   Universalium

  • keep — [c]/kip / (say keep) verb (kept, keeping) –verb (t) 1. to maintain in one s action or conduct: to keep watch; to keep step; to keep silence. 2. to cause to continue in some place, position, state, course, or action specified: to keep a light… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • keep to oneself — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. cultivate solitude, avoid human companionship, remain aloof, be a recluse, be a hermit, be a lone wolf, stay away, not mingle, not mix, hold oneself aloof, keep oneself to oneself, keep one s own counsel, keep secret, keep… …   English dictionary for students

  • keep — [kēp] vt. kept, keeping [ME kepen < OE cœpan, to behold, watch out for, lay hold of, akin to MLowG kapen, ON kopa, to stare at < ? IE base * ĝab , to look at or for] 1. to observe or pay regard to; specif., a) to observe with due or… …   English World dictionary

  • keep to oneself — See: TO ONESELF(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep to oneself — See: TO ONESELF(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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