Definition of Skeleton in the cupboard

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 Closet
Generic synonyms: Outrage, Scandal



Definition of Skeleton in the cupboard

1. Noun. A shameful secret. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skeleton In The Cupboard

skeletalized
skeletalizes
skeletalizing
skeletally
skeletogenesis
skeletogenous
skeletology
skeletomusculature
skeleton
skeleton appendiculare
skeleton axiale
skeleton crew
skeleton fork fern
skeleton hand
skeleton in the closet
skeleton in the cupboard (current term)
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
skeletoning

Literary usage of Skeleton in the cupboard

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1. London Lyrics by Frederick Locker-Lampson (1876)
"THE skeleton in the cupboard. The most forlorn—what worms we are ! Would wish to finish this cigar Before departing. ..."

2. The Warner Library by Charles Dudley Warner, Harry Morgan Ayres, John William Cunliffe, Helen Rex Keller, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1917)
"... THE skeleton in the cupboard THE characters of great and small Come ready-made, we can't bespeak one; Their sides are many, too — and all (Except ..."

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