The British Idiom – Have a skeleton in the wardrobe/closet
Definition of Have a skeleton in the wardrobe/closet
Having a skeleton in the closet means that you have a hidden and terrible secret that you don’t want anyone to know about.
Examples of Usage of Have a skeleton in the wardrobe/closet
The fact that her grandmother was in an insane aslyum is her skeleton in the closet/wardrobe. I don’t have any skeletons in the closet/wardrobe, unless you count having an ancestor who was a mass murderer.
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