dirty little secret


: something bad that someone does not want people to know

Examples of dirty little secret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s the dirty little secret exposed in the litigation over Trump’s immunity claim. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 13 Jan. 2024 But the dirty little secret is that, due to the inevitable shuffling of schedules in spaceflight, Kelly and a Russia colleague, Mikhail Kornienko, spent 340 days in space rather than a full year of 365.25 days. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 18 Jan. 2023 The dirty little secret about cable news is that Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and all the other players benefit greatly from each other’s existence. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 The dirty little secret about how plutocrats finance the charitable deductions that get their names on distinguished institutions is only one aspect of Griffin’s gift that should concern all Americans. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2023

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“Dirty little secret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirty%20little%20secret. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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