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cloak-and-dagger Syllabification: cloak-and-dag·ger
Pronunciation: /ˈˌklōk ən ˈˌdaɡər/

Definition of cloak-and-dagger in English:


Involving or characteristic of mystery, intrigue, or espionage: a cloak-and-dagger operation
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  • Part of the misperception today stems from the cloak-and-dagger intrigue so prevalent in pop culture's version of international police work.
  • So what did this man do to merit a cloak-and-dagger operation estimated to have cost close to £1m?
  • Exactly how cloak-and-dagger are the secret prisons?

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