Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “keep your own counsel”

keep your own counsel

to not say what your opinions are: I'd love to know what Anna thinks, but she always keeps her own counsel.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of keep your own counsel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Secrecy and privacy, but you might be interested in these topics from the Showing and hiding topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “keep your own counsel”

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More