skeleton in the closet

skeleton in the closet
unpleasant secrets, old scandals
  

Every family has a skeleton in the closet - a dark secret or two.


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  • skeleton in the closet — If someone has a skeleton in the closet, they have a dark, shameful secret in their past that they want to remain secret …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • skeleton in the closet —    If someone has a skeleton in the closet, they have a dark, shameful secret in their past that they want to remain secret.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Skeleton in the closet —   If someone has a skeleton in the closet, they have a dark, shameful secret in their past that they want to remain secret …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • 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

  • skeleton in the closet or cupboard — idi skeleton in the closet or cupboard any embarrassing, shameful, or damaging secret …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • skeleton in the closet — noun A shameful secret. Syn: skeleton in the cupboard …   Wiktionary

  • skeleton in the closet — {n. phr.} A shameful secret; someone or something kept hidden, especially by a family. * /The skeleton in our family closet was Uncle Willie. No one mentioned him because he drank too much./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • skeleton in the closet — {n. phr.} A shameful secret; someone or something kept hidden, especially by a family. * /The skeleton in our family closet was Uncle Willie. No one mentioned him because he drank too much./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • skeleton\ in\ the\ closet — n. phr. A shameful secret; someone or something kept hidden, especially by a family. The skeleton in our family closet was Uncle Willie. No one mentioned him because he drank too much …   Словарь американских идиом

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