skeleton in the cupboard

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Synonyms for skeleton in the cupboard

a scandal that is kept secret

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In second place was Andrew Laurence with his joke: "Most of us have a skeleton in the cupboard.
George Costigan (above) guest stars as a piano teacher with a skeleton in the cupboard, and is brought in after collapsing outside the hospital.