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hidden agenda

n.
An undisclosed plan, especially one with an ulterior motive.
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hidden agenda

n
a hidden motive or intention behind an overt action, policy, etc
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hid′den agen′da


n.
an often duplicitously undisclosed plan or motive.
[1985–90]
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Translations
juoniketunhäntä

hidden agenda

nprogramma m non dichiarato
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'One by one all hidden agendas of PTI are being exposed,' he said.
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Come clean, Peter, over the hidden agendas that have most probably been agreed behind closed doors over the past few years.
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Until residents and business owners have faith that officials are working with them, and in the best interest of the town and its citizens, and without hidden agendas, there will be distrust and in-fighting.
Hidden agendas, office politics and underlying assumptions can all work against attempts to restructure an organization to be more effective, so you need Covert Processes at Work: Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change to understand these processes.
WHAT the public want is honest politicians with no hidden agendas. We are sick to death of hypocrisy and lies and cover-ups from New Labour, who treat the public with disdain.