hidden agenda


Definition of hidden agenda

: an ulterior motive

Examples of hidden agenda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cool, calculating and focused on executing the company’s hidden agenda. Scott Tobias, New York Times, "Ready for Season 2 of ‘Westworld’? Here’s What to Remember," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hidden agenda

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Hidden agenda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden%20agenda. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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