cloak in secrecy

cloak (someone or something) in secrecy

To hide someone or something from another person or from public view. The residents complained that the board cloaked its decision process in secrecy, not allowing anyone to see the final plan.
See also: cloak, secrecy
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cloak someone or something in secrecy

Fig. to hide or conceal someone or something in secrecy. Patrick cloaked his activities in secrecy. The agents cloaked the spy in secrecy, making her identity a mystery.
See also: cloak, secrecy
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"To cloak in secrecy a revision of the Freedom of Information Act is not only contradictory, but makes a mockery of the transparency and openness which it was intended to engender.