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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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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
He confirmed that there is no blueprint or proposed budget for the big four agendas instead they have been included with the respective ministries.
La correlacion del ranking de las agendas de los candidatos y de los intereses de los votantes fue baja.
Often compared with framing, second-level agenda setting suggests that the media dictate how issues are thought about through the selection and placement in their coverage of agendas focusing on certain attributes (McCombs, 2004).
Asimismo, la autora puntualiza como McCombs clasifico, en una denominacion peculiar ("la tipologia Acapulco"), las investigaciones que abordan la agenda setting, en cuatro tipos de estudios, dando a cada uno de ellos una caracterizacion a partir de sus objetivos y metodologias.
Relacion entre objetos y atributos en la agenda politica y las agendas mediaticas.
Constitution can be used to preserve our personal freedom and national independence by defunding and nullifying the unconstitutional UN "green" agenda at the federal and state levels, respectively.
Asking others for input does not mean you have to include their thoughts in the agenda.
05) and the relationship between specialized public opinion and interest group agendas.
Regarding Mero, Sydow had said he had removed the matter from the agenda, as allowed by rules approved previously by the board, though before Wood's latest term, because he was still waiting for a written report from Town Administrator Martin McNamara on whether Mero had met requirements the board had set for the job.
The Network of Global Agenda Councils comprises 79 councils of 15-20 experts each, focusing on topics such as food security, climate change, financial stability and geopolitical risk.
Partiendo de los resultados y evidencias mostrados por las investigaciones de la agenda-setting, senalados en la numerosa bibliografia recopilatoria (Dearing y Rogers, 1996), este trabajo esta enfocado al analisis en las agendas publica y personal (ver nota al pie no 1) del item "inseguridad ciudadana".
The County of Otero, is requesting proposals for Agenda Software
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