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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtight-lippedtight-lipped /ˌtaɪt ˈlɪpt◂/ adjective  1 DISCUSS#unwilling to talk about something Diplomats are remaining tight-lipped about the negotiations.2 ANGRYwith your lips tightly pressed together because you are angry
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tight-lippedHe stared at her, tight-lipped.Developers are staying tight-lipped about details of the housing scheme until a formal announcement is made.Authorities have been extremely tight-lipped about the investigation.The Levys stayed tight-lipped after the first day's hearing.Most of her friends worked at the agency or in defense jobs and shared the same tight-lipped demeanor.She took the report, went out into the department and threw herself into her work with tight-lipped determination.After her return, she had spent the first week weeping, conscious of her father's tight-lipped disappointment and indignant fury.Step out of line, demand better attention, and you meet tight-lipped disapproval.According to Mossop, Heather had been tight-lipped during the drive back to Weymouth.Of course we shall sometimes feel lonely but we were never meant, grim-faced and tight-lipped, to slog on alone.
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