tight lips

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Noun[edit]

tight lips (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) Of a person, silence or reticence.
    • 1921Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche, ch II
      After M. de Kercadiou came M. de Vilmorin, very pale and self-contained, with tight lips and an overcast brow.

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