open secret

open secret


: something that many people know about but that is supposed to be a secret

Full Definition of OPEN SECRET

:  a supposedly secret but generally known matter

Examples of OPEN SECRET

  1. It's an open secret that he's been cheating on his wife.

First Known Use of OPEN SECRET



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