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
BrandenBRAN-dənEnglish
DovDOVHebrew
Zaman-Arabic, Urdu
Nadiya-Ukrainian
Sophronius-Late Greek (Latinized)
WildaWIL-dəEnglish