play close to the chest

play close to the chest
 Keep one’s thoughts or plans secret.
 ► “Current Yield: As the FED Plays It Close to the Vest, the Market Moves as If It’s Got a Handful of Aces.” (Barron’s, Aug. 28, 1995, p. MW10)

American business jargon. 2014.

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