cloak and dagger

cloak-and-dagger

[klohk-uhn-dag-er]
adjective
pertaining to, characteristic of, or dealing in espionage or intrigue, especially of a romantic or dramatic kind.

Origin:
1835–45

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cloak-and-dagger
 
n
(modifier) characteristic of or concerned with intrigue and espionage

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