deep, dark secret

deep, dark secret

A piece of information that is extremely private and confidential, usually implied to be embarrassing, incriminating, or shameful. I've carried my fear of clowns as a deep, dark secret for many years now. Many saw her as a perfect candidate, but no one could have known she had a deep, dark secret from her past.
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It has been a year since the day of the incident--the day that became Makani's deep, dark secret.
I feel I kept this deep, dark secret for a long time.
com/2017/04/25/famous-in-love-recap-cassie-topless-maid-georgie-flores-interview/) TV Line , the actress said that she has known since the beginning that Cassie has a deep, dark secret, and this is how she is able to sustain her lifestyle.
It was assumed that he had a deep, dark secret, but in those days you just didn't question.
Suddenly they have a deep, dark secret in common, and Finch, ever the 'freak', sees a way to use it to his advantage.
Maybe the pressure of his new job has got to him but he won't admit it - or perhaps there's a deep, dark secret that we'll be let in on in the coming weeks (and probably thanks to the kindly and wise Lewis).
I have a deep, dark secret that I don't like to talk about at parties because it elicits the kind of pitying look that a woman of my advancing age just can't deal with.
As if that wasn't enough for her to process, John soon delivers a fresh blow with some staggering news of his own, before Gillian decides the time is right to share a deep, dark secret with her stepsister.
Despite her success she's been a recluse, avoiding the limelight of book tours and publicity efforts and hiding a deep, dark secret from the world: a secret which is the wellspring of her literary inspiration.
The new position espoused by President Barack Obama and those who kept the NSA's domestic surveillance a deep, dark secret is that of course we should have a wide-ranging national debate about balancing the imperatives of privacy and security.
It's a deep, dark secret of drug discovery that very few drugs have been tested on human-diseased cells before being tested in a live person," said Rubin, who heads HSCI's program in translational medicine.
The wonderful silliness saw Jedrington's wife trying to commit suicide because of her deep, dark secret - she's French - and Harmswell plotting to take advantage of the widower's grief by stealing his riches.
Detective Inspector Chris Craner said: "Someone's kept a very deep, dark secret for a number of years now in relation to this assault and death.