skeleton in the cupboard

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Related to skeleton in the cupboard: skeleton in the closet
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Noun1.skeleton in the cupboard - a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"
scandal, outrage - a disgraceful event
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps the skeleton in the cupboard comes out to be talked to, on such domestic occasions?
Teacher Karen Charlton found a skeleton in the cupboard while researching her husband's ancestors.
The concert, on Sunday, also features Bartok's Transylvannian Dance No3 and Arnold Steck's Skeleton in the Cupboard.