Значение идиомы to oneself

[to oneself ] {adv. phr.} 1. Silently; in the thoughts; withoutmaking a sign that others can see; secretly.

Tom thought to himselfthat he could win.

Mary said to herself that Joan was prettierthan Ann.

Bill laughed to himself when John fell down.

2. Withouttelling others; in private; as a secret. – Used after “keep”.

Marykeeps her affairs to herself.

John knew the answer to the problem, but he kept it to himself.

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