cloak-and-dagger(redirected from Cloak and dagger)
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Marked by melodramatic intrigue and often by espionage.
(modifier) characteristic of or concerned with intrigue and espionage
pertaining to, characteristic of, or dealing in espionage or intrigue, esp. of a romantic or dramatic kind.
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|Adj.||1.||cloak-and-dagger - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"|
clandestine, hush-hush, undercover, underground, secret, surreptitious, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"