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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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There's no deep dark secret here - I'm just ill-suited to government work," he told Alison Knopf, ADAW editor.
MACHO maverick cop Gene Hunt has a deep dark secret - he's Welsh
I truly believed at the time that if this deep dark secret were ever revealed to my family, which included my parents and my two younger sisters, I would have to kill myself rather than live with the shame and humiliation of being "deviant.
We all have a deep dark secret that we can't even admit to ourselves.
Nicotine addiction is no deep dark secret recently blown out of hiding," he writes.
There's no deep dark secret here -- I'm just ill-suited to government work," he told ADAW editor Alison Knopf on April 15.
Amy went undercover to try and help reveal the deep dark secret while Rory moaned with jealousy to the Doctor.
When she boasted about going skiing with her family for Christmas, then hid in her bedroom for the entire festive season, it was obvious she had a Deep Dark Secret.
Copy on the scent strip poses the question "Do you want to be the one she tells her deep dark secret to or do you want to be her deep dark secret?
Norma is going to uncover "strange" things about her son and will discover one of his deep dark secret that he has been protecting from her until now.
They get closer which will make Norman confide a deep dark secret to her.
This is no deep dark secret,'' said Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition, based in Orange County.
During the season six finale, viewers were left on the edge of their seats when it was revealed Deb discovered her step-brother had a deep dark secret -- he was a murderer.
It wasn't realistic to think it would remain a deep dark secret,'' Trotter said.