English Expression: Have skeletons in one’s closet. It’s Halloween time, so let’s take a look at this very Halloweeny idiom.
HAVE SKELETONS IN ONE’S CLOSET
- to have a secret about something bad that you have done in the past
- I’m not sure I trust him. I think he has some skeletons in his closet.
- We all have skeletons in our closets. I promise I won’t judge you if you tell me them.
- to have a secret about something embarrassing that happened to you in the past.
- Don’t bring up all my skeletons in the closet in front of John. It’s too embarrassing.
- Nobody’s family is perfect. They all have skeletons in the closet.
SKELETONS IN THE CUPBOARD
- Has the same meaning as skeletons in the closet.
- I don’t like talking about my skeletons in the cupboard.
- He never talks about himself. I think he has some skeletons in his cupboard that he doesn’t want to talk about.
Now that you have seen English Expression: Have skeletons in one’s closet, take a look at our other Halloween-based posts:
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