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English definition of “tight-lipped”

tight-lipped

adjective     /ˌtaɪtˈlɪpt/
If someone is tight-lipped, they are pressing their lips together to avoid showing anger or they are refusing to speak about something: He's been very tight-lipped about what happened at the meeting.Falling silent and not speaking
(Definition of tight-lipped adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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