hidden agenda


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hidden agenda

A secret goal or an ulterior motive. I didn't trust Julie when she started being really nice to me out of the blue. It felt like she had a hidden agenda. I'm starting to wonder if the boss has a hidden agenda because he promised me the job but now he won't return my calls.
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(a) hidden agenda

Fig. a secret plan; a concealed plan; a plan disguised as a plan with another purpose. I am sure that the chairman has a hidden agenda. I never did trust him anyway.
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And I don't think there's a hidden agenda behind Watts' resignation.
Their investigation of his alleged hidden agenda as a teacher in Irish summer colleges began last January.
But Cotton knows there's a hidden agenda in that message and does his best to tune it out.
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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.
His approach has left LAX expansion critics asking why he doesn't just scrap the process and start all over with a new plan, unless there is a hidden agenda on the part of the mayor and the special interests who have pushed for expansion regardless of the impact of the larger community.
Mr Foster, who is to demand an explanation from his Tory opposite number Roger Freeman, said: "It is a Tory hidden agenda to take away rights that ensure safety in the home and at work.
Fortunately, help is on its way in the form of the Marines, but things start to go wrong when it appears that their Colonel has a hidden agenda.
Womack communicated to investors largely through e-mail, where at least one letter was terse and very telling of his hidden agenda, said Robbins.
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The tobacco industry would otherwise no doubt accuse the film of having a hidden agenda.
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