deep, dark secret

deep, dark secret

A piece of information that is extremely private and confidential, usually implied to be embarrassing, incriminating, or shameful. I've carried my fear of clowns as a deep, dark secret for many years now. Many saw her as a perfect candidate, but no one could have known she had a deep, dark secret from her past.
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It was assumed that he had a deep, dark secret, but in those days you just didn't question.
Maybe the pressure of his new job has got to him but he won't admit it - or perhaps there's a deep, dark secret that we'll be let in on in the coming weeks (and probably thanks to the kindly and wise Lewis).
As if that wasn't enough for her to process, John soon delivers a fresh blow with some staggering news of his own, before Gillian decides the time is right to share a deep, dark secret with her stepsister.
Despite her success she's been a recluse, avoiding the limelight of book tours and publicity efforts and hiding a deep, dark secret from the world: a secret which is the wellspring of her literary inspiration.
The new position espoused by President Barack Obama and those who kept the NSA's domestic surveillance a deep, dark secret is that of course we should have a wide-ranging national debate about balancing the imperatives of privacy and security.
It's not that I had a deep, dark secret," Fox told (http://www.
The wonderful silliness saw Jedrington's wife trying to commit suicide because of her deep, dark secret - she's French - and Harmswell plotting to take advantage of the widower's grief by stealing his riches.
Detective Inspector Chris Craner said: "Someone's kept a very deep, dark secret for a number of years now in relation to this assault and death.
But she is hiding a deep, dark secret - an obsession with shopping.
Perfect Movie Girl has some deep, dark secret that can only be revealed in front of thousands of people (e.
STEPH'S deep, dark secret is revealed this week - her real name is Mary And when her brother Terence calls her that, it brings back all the painful memories of his abuse when they were children.
That's when the war really begins for young Jacob, for he is now the keeper of a deep, dark secret, a secret he must safeguard against the prying eyes and questions of all who pose a threat.
But Nicky Driver, spokeswoman for the Campaign For Hunting, claimed there was 'no deep, dark secret about artificials'.