With the lips firmly closed, especially as a sign of suppressed emotion or determined reticence: she stayed tight-lipped and shook her head
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- I had hoped many tight-lipped elite military officers would speak sincerely about their role in the riots.
- In consequence we are becoming a tight-lipped silent majority afraid to rise above the parapet.
- As with his magic secrets Gold remains tight-lipped about his next venture.