Secret

spill the beans

Meaning: disclose a secret or reveal something prematurely

Example: Lauren finally spilled the beans. She has been promoted to manager, and it's going to upset some people in the office. Read on

backroom boy(s)

Meaning: people who work in anonymity

Example: They left the technical problems for the back-rooms boys. They will make short work of it all. Read on

under the radar

Meaning: off the radar

Example: They managed to stay under the radar for years, after stealing all that money from their friends. Read on

a little bird told me

Meaning: it is used when a person is trying to hide the source of his information

Example: I'd like to believe that a little birdie told you about my secret but I know exactly who it was that let you in on it. Read on

behind closed doors

Meaning: in clandestine

Example: The planning board of the finance division constantly meets behind closed doors, in case its negotiations become known in advance. Read on

let the cat out of the bag

Meaning: to let a secret out in the open

Example: The Mason's let the cat out of the bag at the end minute. Until then nobody at the party knew about the performance by such a famous film star in a regular party. Read on

card up sleeve

Meaning: to have a secret advantage that is suddenly revealed to change the game

Example: He did not just leave his house. He had a card up his sleeve that he did not even reveal to his family, which was his new flat in a posh locality. Read on

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