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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.
See also: agenda, hidden

at the top of the/(one's) agenda

Prioritized as the most important thing to discuss or address. Yes, the new dress code is at the top of my agenda to discuss with the principal. What do you think is at the top of the agenda for today's meeting?
See also: agenda, of, top

on (one's) agenda

Planned by one to be discussed, engaged in, or acted upon. I don't mind touching on it briefly, but a big classroom debate on the matter is not on my agenda. She made it clear that bringing forward legislation to address climate change will be on her agenda for her time in office.
See also: agenda, on

on the agenda

Planned to be discussed, engaged in, or acted upon. I don't mind touching on it briefly, but a big classroom debate on the matter is not on the agenda. She made it clear that bringing forward legislation to address climate change will be on the agenda for her time in office.
See also: agenda, on

set the agenda

To dictate the course of action or the items that will be discussed, typically as a show of authority. The CEO made it clear from his first day that he would be setting the agenda for the company and its future. Dan likes to set the agenda at these meetings, so just roll with it if he changes the order of the presentations.
See also: agenda, set

high on the/(one's) agenda

Prioritized as the most important thing to discuss or address. Yes, the new dress code is high on my agenda to discuss with the principal. What do you think is high on the agenda for today's meeting?
See also: agenda, high, on

(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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a hidden agenda

COMMON If someone has a hidden agenda, they are secretly trying to achieve something while they appear to be doing something else. The unions fear these tactics are part of a hidden agenda to reduce pay and conditions throughout the company. The hidden agenda of the Government's prison privatisation policy seems to have been exposed. Note: An agenda is a list of things that need to be dealt with, for example at a meeting.
See also: agenda, hidden

a hidden agenda

a person's real but concealed aims and intentions.
1993 New Scientist I hear that the physics community is fearful the government has a hidden agenda and intends eventually to close the Daresbury Laboratory.
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Treasury officials told the senators that consultations are ongoing between the national government and the counties through the Intergovernmental Budget Council (IBEC) on how Uhuru's key agendas will be implemented.
Although most of the big four are devolved, the state is working with counties to ensure the agendas objectives are realized like it has been doing with the health sector and housing,' Treasury's director general on Budget Geoffrey Mwau said.
Or at least tell us why this bill was excluded from the agenda,' he demanded.
capability to complete individual agenda items into one complete and final indexed PDF file.
1991) llegaron a resultados opuestos en su analisis sobre el Estado de la Union expuesto por el presidente James Carter en 1978: demostraron que la cobertura noticiosa tuvo efectos de agenda en las palabras del primer mandatario.
El efecto de las actitudes es el siguiente capitulo, "Fase III: El segundo nivel de fijacion de la agenda", en el cual se explica la evolucion de la teoria de la agenda setting a partir de plantearse nuevas interrogantes de estudio.
Esta particularidad es muy importante a la hora de valorar la influencia de la agenda politica en la mediatica.
The globalist agenda, of which the "green" agenda described in these pages is merely one key component, has shifted into overdrive this year.
We have agreed on an agenda containing about 40 urgent and ordinary proposals," Deputy Parliament Speaker Farid Makari told reporters after the meeting.
There were a number of things that got accomplished over the two days, but it was clear to me that so much more could have been done by thinking through an agenda beforehand, and sharing it with everyone.
United Nations member states agreed the agenda "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" on Sunday night.
Instead, Setting the Agenda, reads almost as a history of agenda-setting theory.
Political discourse plays an important role in the blogosphere, with bloggers and blog readers engaging in the exchange of ideas and actively seeking to shape the political agenda, encourage unified action, and initiate mobilization (Pole, 2010).