cloak-and-dagger


cloak–and–dagger

adjective

: relating to or showing actions or behavior in which people or governments try to protect their important secrets or try to learn the secrets of others

Full Definition of CLOAK-AND-DAGGER

:  dealing in or suggestive of melodramatic intrigue and action usually involving secret agents and espionage <a cloak–and–dagger novel>
cloak–and–dagger noun

First Known Use of CLOAK-AND-DAGGER

1860

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