have (a) skeleton(s) in (one's)/the cupboard(redirected from have skeleton in one's/the cupboard)
have (a) skeleton(s) in (one's)/the cupboard
To have (an) embarrassing, unpleasant, damaging, or incriminating secret(s) from one's past. Primarily heard in UK. Even the most seemingly perfect people have some pretty shocking skeletons in their cupboards. She has some skeletons in her cupboard that could ruin her chance at the presidency if the press were to find out about them. My agoraphobia has always been something of a skeleton in the cupboard for me.
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