conspiracy of silence

conspiracy of silence
Meaning: general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of secrecy.
Example: On the airport security check, there is a conspiracy of silence; most of guards bypass the known visitors without checking.

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axe to grind

Meaning: have a private or selfish reason for doing something

Example: He should not become the chairman of the committee as he has too many axes of his own to grind. Read on

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