Skeleton in his cupboard - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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skeleton in the/(one's) cupboard
An embarrassing or shameful secret. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If you've got a skeleton in the cupboard, it will probably be exposed during this campaign. He didn't believe me when I said that I didn't have any skeletons in my cupboard.
a skeleton in the cupboard a discreditable or embarrassing fact that someone wishes to keep secret.
A US variant of this expression is a skeleton in the closet .
a skeleton in the ˈcupboard/ˈcloset something shocking, embarrassing, etc. that has happened to you or your family in the past that you want to keep secret: The new presidential candidate is certainly popular, but does he have any skeletons in the closet?
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Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Sunday said the federal government would have 'silenced' him and forced him to resign 'if he had skeleton in his cupboard