Definition of "need-to-know" []

  • Done or given only when it is essential that someone knows something (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "need-to-know" in a sentence
  • "Then assure her that if there is definitive, need-to-know news, good or bad, you will tell her immediately, of course - but otherwise you're inclined to hold off on the incremental ups and downs because it seems to be stressing both of you out."
  • "Hospital-specific and Department of Defense “need-to-know” information is included in the e-mails along with local and national resources."
  • "Get all the need-to-know details on taking down aggressive zombies -- evasion techniques, dealing with multiple attackers, that sort of thing -- at a 90-minute self-defense class that will prepare you for the next "Shaun of the Dead.""