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  • adj. Unwilling to divulge information.
  • adj. Having the lips pressed together.


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  • I think that explains the expression of tight-lipped determination you see on the faces of so many fly fishermen these days.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has remained tight-lipped about options the conference might be weighing.

    Size of tournament, conference expansion lead NCAA agenda

  • While some visitors speak enthusiastically of their visit here many of the residents prefer to keep rather tight-lipped perhaps wishing not to disturb the balance that keeps this place somewhat of a private paradise they selfishly wish to keep to themselves.

    Pedestrian Friendly?

  • Mad Men's notoriously tight-lipped creator, Matthew Weiner, is actually talking about the AMC drama's March 25 two-hour premiere.

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  • Nestlé remained tight-lipped on a possible bid for Pfizer Inc.'s infant-nutrition business.

    Nestlé Puts New Items Out Front

  • The firm said "at some point a tight-lipped communications strategy morphs into a shareholder perception of entrenchment—the desire of incumbent directors to keep a good thing going for themselves, rather than maximize value for unaffiliated shareholders—and crystallizes into a governance issue."

    Proxy Firm Questions Ralcorp Board Governance

  • As she begins to pick apart the web of secrets, lies, and love affairs uncovered in the wake of her trial, Betsy suspects that her tight-lipped neighbors may know something that she has denied even to herself.

    Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern: Book summary

  • Government officials have remained tight-lipped about plans for the estimated 180,000 homes currently on the federal government's books.

    Fair Housing Advocates Bristle At Banks' Proposals For Foreclosed Homes

  • Bassett, who strode into press conferences giving off old-fashioned British manly odours of lanolin, talcum powder and social discomfort, has unfortunately remained predictably tight-lipped on the topic.

    Down go the fairy lights and down go Middlesbrough's promotion hopes | Harry Pearson

  • While they are universally tight-lipped on their plans, what all of these executives say they see in Darvish is a 6-foot-5-inch strike-thrower with excellent command and a power fastball, and at age 25, they envision him anchoring a rotation for years.

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