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between you, me, and the lamppost

In complete confidence between the speaker and the listener, as of a forthcoming secret or rumor. Now, this is between you, me, and the lamppost, but I'm thinking about filing for divorce. Between you, me, and the lamppost, I hear that they're going to lay off half the staff by the end of the week.
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between you and me

Also, between ourselves; just between you and me and the bedpost or four walls or gatepost or lamppost . In strict confidence. For example, Just between you and me, it was Janet who proposed to Bill rather than vice versa. This phrase, dating from about 1300, is generally followed by some informative statement that the listener is being asked to keep secret. The variant with bedpost, also shortened to post, dates from the early 1800s; four walls, also shortened to the wall, dates from the early 1900s, as does the gatepost.
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between you, me, and the lamppost

and between you, me, and the bedpost
phr. just between you and me. Between you, me, and the lamppost, things are going to get worse before they get better. It’s supposed to be a secret, but between you, me, and the bedpost, he quit his job.
See also: and, between, lamppost

between you and me and the bedpost/gatepost/four walls/lamppost

In strictest confidence. This elaboration of just between you and me is often followed by gossip about someone else. The bedpost version dates from the early nineteenth century and was used by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Eugene Aram, 1832: “Between you and me and the bedpost, young master has quarrelled with old master”), Dickens, and others. The lamppost version may be a little older, but is not much heard anymore.
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We made the vehicle safe and the council were contacted about the damage to the lamppost and the flower bins.
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The crash caused the woman to go through the central reservation, land on the other side of the highway and smash into a fence and then a lamppost, according to the woman's husband.
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But few villagers knew about its upcoming birthday, leaving the Moor Lane lamppost to celebrate a century-and-a-half on its lonesome.
Hoping to get her bike back, 55-year-old Remedios wrote a note and stuck it to a lamppost near the spot of the theft.
IT is a sign of my qualities as a human being - or more accurately, my lack of them - that one of the fondest memories of my childhood is a kid I knew walking into a lamppost while I had a staring match with him.
The crooks hacked through live electricity wires then cut down a lamppost on a busy street in order to get their hands on a CCTV camera.
Summary: Victoria Cross winner Johnson Beharry has spoken out about how he tried to kill himself by driving into a lamppost at 100mph.