bottle something up

bottle something up
SUPPRESS, repress, restrain, withhold, hold in, rein in, inhibit, smother, stifle, contain, conceal, hide; informal keep a lid on.
bottle

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repress or conceal feelings over a period of time

learning how to express anger instead of bottling it up | [as adj.] bottled up Lily's bottled-up fury

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ˌbottle sthˈup derived
to not allow other people to see that you are unhappy, angry, etc, especially when this happens over a long period of time

Try not to bottle up your emotions.

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