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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.
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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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According to Obama administration officials, Clinton might question Pakistan's plans to buy two nuclear reactors from China - a deal that alarm the US because it is cloaked in secrecy and is being conducted outside the global nonproliferation regime.
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And the Appellate Body decision-making process would be similarly cloaked in secrecy.
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