(North American skeleton in the closet)
See parent entry: skeleton
Definition of skeleton in the cupboard in English:
A discreditable or embarrassing fact that someone wishes to keep secret.
- We all have our hidden secrets, our skeletons in the closet, our feelings of guilt; these things weigh on everyone to a degree.
- When we think of secrets, we think of all those the skeletons in the closet.
- But she isn't the only one with a skeleton in the closet; Danny is hiding a secret of his own.
Definition of skeleton in the cupboard in:
- US English dictionary