Keep it under (one’s) hat

Do you know the English expression “keep it under (one’s) hat“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Noel: Keep it under your hat, but I won the lottery last weekend.

Claire: That’s amazing! Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.

Does it mean:

a) put something under (one’s) hat

b) keep something a secret

c) tell everyone

d) keep some money

The answer is below!↓


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Answer: b) keep something a secret