Definition of open secret in English:

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open secret

noun

A supposed secret that is in fact known to many people: their affair was an open secret in army circles
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  • I suppose it was an open secret that Fortune Mike had a kidney problem and that it never really cleared up.
  • It signals the inevitability of secrets being opened in small communities, and the fact that open secrets necessitate the importance of self and social presentation.
  • Yet our secret government is an open secret: a condition that cannot last.
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