Definition of need-to-know adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

need-to-know

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
 
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Idioms
on a need-to-know basis
 
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with people being told only the things they need to know when they need to know them, and no more than that Information will be released strictly on a need-to-know basis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: need-to-know