skeleton in (the/one's) cupboard



skeleton in (the/one's) cupboard

An embarrassing or shameful secret. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If you've got a skeleton in the cupboard, it will probably be exposed during this campaign. He didn't believe me when I said that I didn't have any skeletons in my cupboard.
See also: cupboard, skeleton

Common Names:

NameGenderPronouncedUsage
Moyra-Irish, Scottish
MichealMIE-kəlEnglish
Mehtap-Turkish
HeinrichHIEN-rikh (German)German, Ancient Germanic
Carita-Swedish
Chenda-Khmer