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have a hidden talent

To have a particular skill or ability that few people know one possesses. Come on, just tell me—what's your hidden talent? Well, I do have one hidden talent—I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue!
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talent management

The area of a business that focuses on retaining current employees and hiring new, exemplary candidates. Talent management is a crucial part of any successful business.
See also: management, talent
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have a hidden talent

 and have hidden talents
Fig. to have talents or skills that no one knows about. Wow, Perry! I didn't know you had so many hidden talents.
See also: have, hidden, talent
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In response, Walsh criticised his onetime top performer, describing him as "talentless".
He labelled the busty blonde a talentless, lazy moaner who ought to be booted out.
Has this boring, talentless woman no life?I wager her late mother who hailed from Conwy would,if she were alive,make it known to her that if a simple creature such as the budgie could speak Welsh, then surely shecould.
But several saw a preview and one dubbed him a "talentless git".
When Jason accepts an offer to house-sit a Beverly Hills mansion for his friend, the talentless actor Fawn Farrar, he finds himself propelled into a mob of situations that change his life forever, situations that are alternately funny, irritating, terrifying, and rapturous.
The Liverpool legend provided the inspiration as a largely talentless bunch of journalists, fans and competition winners took to the hallowed turf.
It is unacceptable that so many talentless individuals, with over-inflated egos are coining it in.
The "celebs" this year are even less intelligent than last year's group of talentless idiots.
ITV should have pulled the plug on these talentless attention- seekers and their dreadful puns years ago.
So we cheered as C4 jeered the vain (Elton!), talentless (Posh!) and patronizing (Clarkson!), and raised puzzled eyebrows at the others.
This is the actress who once said that if she was as fat as Marilyn Monroe she would kill herself, prompting another actress to retort, "If we were all as talentless as Liz Hurley, we'd kill ourselves."
After all, what has Louis ever done for music except give us talentless boy bands?
It's supposed to be a programme to discover raw talent, not to get talentless wannabes and coach them.
These were not the 'prima donna' soccer players or a talentless pop group, nor a line up of over-inflated politicians.