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Ways of telling or not telling secrets - synonyms or related words

(just) between you and me

used when you are telling someone something that you do not want anyone else to know about

mum’s the word

Britishinformal used for telling someone to keep something secret

my lips are sealed

used for saying that you will not tell a secret to anyone else

entre nous


spoken formal used for telling someone that you do not want anyone else to know what you are about to say

never you mind

used for telling someone that you are not going to give them details or information about something

that would be telling

used for saying that you cannot give someone a piece of information because it is a secret

between you, me, and the gatepost

used for saying that you are telling someone a secret that they should not repeat to anyone

a little bird told me

used for saying that you are not going to say who told you something

(the) truth will out

used for saying that people will find out the truth about something, even if you try to keep it a secret

if these walls could talk

used for saying that many interesting things have happened in a room or building, although you do not know all the details


gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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