skeleton in the/(one's) cupboard(redirected from skeleton in cupboard)
skeleton in the/(one's) cupboard
An embarrassing or shameful secret. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If you've got a skeleton in the cupboard, it will probably be exposed during this campaign. He didn't believe me when I said that I didn't have any skeletons in my cupboard.
a skeleton in the cupboarda discreditable or embarrassing fact that someone wishes to keep secret.
A US variant of this expression is a skeleton in the closet .