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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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have (a) skeleton(s) in (one's)/the closet

To have (an) embarassing, unpleasant, damaging, or incriminating secret(s) from one's past. Primarily heard in US. More...

Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:03:03 AM

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This one is quite common.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:11:18 AM

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Daemon wrote:
have (a) skeleton(s) in (one's)/the closet

To have (an) embarassing, unpleasant, damaging, or incriminating secret(s) from one's past. Primarily heard in US. More...

Emel Rapchan
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:00:16 PM

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To be really precise...
- This whole thing of marriage is the elephant in room for my mom's new boyfriend.
- To be clear, this is a monkey on her back.
- Sometimes this matter sounds like bees in my bonnet.
- And, in the worst scenario, we got having a wolf at our door every now and then.
- I decided to let the cat out of the bag revealing all the skeletons in the closet.
- Obviously, my mom will fly off the handle when she learned about my post.

C185445
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:07:30 PM

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So true. It's as that invisible man said from Heroes TV series. Even people that look perfect and idyllic have secrets...
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:49:45 PM

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Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 8:43:07 AM

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A skeleton in the closet:

A secret that would cause embarrassment if it were known:
Almost everybody has a skeleton in the closet.



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Emel Rapchan
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 11:13:32 AM

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Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 11:17:39 AM

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Repeat from a year ago.

monamagda
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 2:49:08 PM

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