a hidden agenda

a hidden agenda

a reason for doing something that you are hiding by pretending that you have a different reason He stressed that the review was to identify staffing needs and there was no hidden agenda to cut jobs.
See also: agenda, hidden
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However, it seems the tolerance and welcoming are rather selective, perhaps because of a hidden agenda.
Department of Commerce's (DOC) final decision to set punitive subsidy margins on imports of Korean DRAMs as an "outrageous act aimed at a hidden agenda.
But Cotton knows there's a hidden agenda in that message and does his best to tune it out.
The tobacco industry would otherwise no doubt accuse the film of having a hidden agenda.