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?
The concert, on Sunday, also features Bartok's Transylvannian Dance No3 and Arnold Steck's Skeleton in the Cupboard.
The skeleton in the cupboard The one you hate the most, You wish it hadn't happened You wish it was a ghost.