secret plan

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Noun1.secret plan - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)secret plan - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
counterplan, counterplot - a plot intended to subvert another plot
intrigue, machination - a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
cabal, conspiracy - a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
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In Shakspere's play (and probably in the older play from which he drew), Claudius does not know that Hamlet is aware of his guilt; hence Hamlet's pretense of madness is not only useless but foolish, for it attracts unnecessary attention to him and if discovered to be a pretense must suggest that he has some secret plan, that is, must suggest to Claudius that Hamlet may know the truth.
Caswall came to the conclusion that there had been some sort of dual action of his mind, which might lead to some catastrophe or some discovery of his secret plans; so he resolved to forgo for a while the pleasure of making discoveries regarding the chest.
As a revolutionist myself, as one on the inside who knew the hopes and fears and secret plans of the revolutionists, I am fitted to answer, as very few are, the charge that they were guilty of exploding the bomb in Congress.
The necessity of choosing their chief from the Saxon blood-royal was not only evident in itself, but had been made a solemn condition by those whom Cedric had intrusted with his secret plans and hopes.
Beijing, July 5 (Petra)-- China's Huawei has unveiled what it calls a "secret plan" to produce one of the strangest smartphones in the world.
The Dam Busters Barnes Wallis had a daring secret plan A unique bouncing bomb to destroy the Ruhr valley dams Guy Gibson was leader of the mission To destroy the German water system Nineteen Lancaster bombers set of one dark dismal night Planning to give the Germans a nasty fright Facing massive flak the pilots done their best They dropped their ten-ton bombs and put the dams to the test Two dams were breached this historic night But the squadron payed a very high price Water cascaded from the breached dams Drowning civilians and flooding the German lowlands Fifty three air crew and eight planes lost Apparently the damage done was worth the great cost GEORGE MCLANDERS
Israel obtained few weeks ago half a ton of information about Iran's nuclear program, as well as the secret safe that contains Tehran's "secret plan to prepare five nuclear bombs," Netanyahu was quoted by Israeli media as saying.
"To be double Wimbledon champion and double Olympic champion and all the things he has done - he must be on top of the world" Roy Erskine, Andy Murray's grandfather after the tennis star's gold triumph at the Olympics "The NHS is our country's most valued institution, and people will be shocked to hear that the Tories have been putting together a secret plan to privatise it" Owen Smith, challenger for the "I used to get called Lady Penelope at school because the other kids thought I spoke nicely" Actress Penny Lancaster "I'll give you crazy" Actor Johnny Depp having a row with his estranged wife Amber Heard
Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith will accuse the Tories of having a "secret plan to privatise the NHS" while stressing public spending on private healthcare providers has doubled since they took power.
Shadow Civil Service Minister Louise Haigh said: "This exposes Sajid Javid's secret plan for cuts so deep even the Chancellor didn't dare suggest them.
War Plan Red: The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada and Canada's Secret Plan to Invade the United States