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well-kept (comparative better-kept or more well-kept, superlative best-kept or most well-kept)

  1. neat, tidy, kept in good condition.
    • 1960 June, R. C. Riley, “The coastal branches of South-East Devon: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 337:
      Budleigh Salterton, five miles from Exmouth, is another crossing station, and in common with most stations on the Devon branches it is clean and tidy, and has a well-kept garden.
  2. (of a secret) not told to anyone.