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between you, me, and the lamppost

In complete confidence between the speaker and the listener, as of a forthcoming secret or rumor. Now, this is between you, me, and the lamppost, but I'm thinking about filing for divorce. Between you, me, and the lamppost, I hear that they're going to lay off half the staff by the end of the week.
See also: and, lamppost

a notch in (someone's) bedpost

A casual sexual partner, especially a one-night stand, counted as a tally in the overall number of someone's sexual partners. Janet was never interested in a serious boyfriend during college; she was only looking for notches in her bedpost. So is that all I am to you, John? A notch in your bedpost?
See also: bedpost, notch

a notch on (someone's) bedpost

A casual sexual partner, especially a one-night stand, counted as a tally in the overall number of someone's sexual partners. Janet was never interested in a serious boyfriend during college; she was only looking for notches on her bedpost. So is that all I am to you, John? A notch on your bedpost?
See also: bedpost, notch, on

between you (and) me and the bedpost

 and between you and me and these four walls
Fig. a somewhat affected way of signaling that you are about to tell a secret. Alan: What's wrong with Ellen these days? She seems so touchy. Jane: Between you and me and the bedpost, I've heard that her boyfriend is seeing someone else. Jill: How much did you get for your used car? Jane: Wellbetween you and me and these four walls—five thousand dollars.
See also: and, bedpost

(just) between you and me

without telling anyone else Between you and me, I think she made up the whole story about being robbed.
See also: and

between you and me

  (British, American & Australian) also between you, me and the bedpost/gatepost (British & Australian humorous)
something that you say when you are going to tell someone something you do not want them to tell anyone else Just between you and me, I don't think his work is quite up to standard. Between you, me and the gatepost, I'm thinking of leaving.
See between the devil and the deep blue sea, between a rock and a hard place
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between you and me

Also, between ourselves; just between you and me and the bedpost or four walls or gatepost or lamppost . In strict confidence. For example, Just between you and me, it was Janet who proposed to Bill rather than vice versa. This phrase, dating from about 1300, is generally followed by some informative statement that the listener is being asked to keep secret. The variant with bedpost, also shortened to post, dates from the early 1800s; four walls, also shortened to the wall, dates from the early 1900s, as does the gatepost.
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between you, me, and the lamppost

and between you, me, and the bedpost
phr. just between you and me. Between you, me, and the lamppost, things are going to get worse before they get better. It’s supposed to be a secret, but between you, me, and the bedpost, he quit his job.
See also: and, lamppost

between you, me, and the bedpost

verb
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