skeletons in the/someone's cupboard


British, informal
: something bad or embarrassing that happened in someone's past and that is kept secret
He asked if she had any skeletons in her cupboard that might affect her political campaign.

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“Skeletons in the/someone's cupboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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