skeleton in the cupboard


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  • Skeleton in the cupboard — Skeleton in the cupboard, or closet, is a colloquial phrase used to describe an undisclosed fact about someone which, if revealed, would have a negative impact on perceptions of the person. Cupboard is usually used in British English and closet… …   Wikipedia

  • skeleton in the cupboard — ► skeleton in the cupboard a discreditable fact that someone wishes to keep secret. Main Entry: ↑skeleton …   English terms dictionary

  • skeleton in the cupboard — noun a scandal that is kept secret there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family s closet • Syn: ↑skeleton, ↑skeleton in the closet • Hypernyms: ↑scandal, ↑outrage * * * skeleton in the cupboard/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • skeleton in the cupboard — something that one prefers to hide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skeleton in the cupboard (N. Amer. skeleton in the closet) — a discreditable or embarrassing fact that someone wishes to keep secret. → skeleton …   English new terms dictionary

  • The Skeleton in the Cupboard (Yes Minister) — Infobox UK Television Episode Title = The Skeleton in the Cupboard Series name = Yes Minister Caption = Episode title card Series no = 3 Episode = 3 Airdate = 25 November 1982 Writer = Antony Jay Jonathan Lynn Producer = Peter Whitmore Director …   Wikipedia

  • (a) skeleton in the cupboard — a skeleton in the ˈcupboard idiom (BrE) (also a skeleton in the ˈcloset NAmE, BrE) ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • a skeleton in the cupboard — or (US) ● skeleton …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) skeleton in the cupboard — a skeleton in the/(your) cupboard British & Australian, American an embarrassing secret. If you want to be a successful politician, you can t afford to have too many skeletons in your cupboard …   New idioms dictionary

  • skeleton in the closet — noun a scandal that is kept secret there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family s closet • Syn: ↑skeleton, ↑skeleton in the cupboard • Hypernyms: ↑scandal, ↑outrage * * * skeleton in the cupboard …   Useful english dictionary

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