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skeleton in one's closet

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Definition


Regrettable behavior and embarrassing events from one's past.

Context : Relationships, Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: bad, history, past

Usage of “skeleton in one's closet”

  1. She seems too perfect. Like everyone else, she has skeletons in her closet too.

  2. "Are there any skeletons in your closet I should know about," she asked him on the blind date.

Examples of idiom “skeleton in one's closet” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'elevenforce'
    elevenforce:

    Everyone has a skeleton in his closet/cupboard. - English Proverbs

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'paully_eFFerson'
    paully_eFFerson:

    The pope is just a man..who prolly has more skeletons in his closet than u..dnt worship him.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'dmbird4'
    dmbird4:

    What the heck is up Stephen A. Smith's behind about Tiger Woods. Let's hope he doesn't have any skeletons in his closet. Jeez!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'slykacang'
    slykacang:

    Ang Lee is prob one of those ppl with the most kind and genuinely nice face around. Wonder what's the skeleton in his closet?