Definition of Skeleton in the closet

1. Noun. A scandal that is kept secret. "There must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"

Exact synonyms: Skeleton, Skeleton In The Cupboard
Generic synonyms: Outrage, Scandal



Definition of Skeleton in the closet

1. Noun. A shameful secret. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skeleton In The Closet

skeletalize
skeletalized
skeletalizes
skeletalizing
skeletally
skeletogenesis
skeletogenous
skeletology
skeletomusculature
skeleton
skeleton appendiculare
skeleton axiale
skeleton crew
skeleton fork fern
skeleton hand
skeleton in the closet (current term)
skeleton in the cupboard
skeleton key
skeleton keys
skeleton of free inferior limb
skeleton of free superior limb
skeleton of heart
skeleton shrimp
skeleton staff
skeleton staffs
skeleton thoracicus
skeletoned
skeletoneer
skeletoneers
skeletonic

Literary usage of Skeleton in the closet

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1. Underground: Or, Life Below the Surface. Incidents and Accidents Beyond the by Thomas Wallace Knox (1876)
"THE skeleton in the closet. — ROSE-STREWN ROADS TO RUIN. FOR mere recreation and pleasure the foreign watering- places have great advantages over those at ..."

2. Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske (1888)
"His " Skeleton in the Closet " also well known, was contributed to the " Galaxy " in 1866. He has been associated in several literary combinations, ..."

3. The Underground World: A Mirror of Life Below the Surface, with Vivid by Thomas Wallace Knox (1877)
"A HUNGARIAN HANGING HIMSELF FOR A WARNING. — ECCENTRICITIES OF CROUPIERS. — A CALM-BLOODED HOLLANDER. — THB skeleton in the closet. ..."

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