cloak-and-dagger

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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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Example sentences
With seven weeks to go before the election, the media campaign has entered its cloak-and-dagger phase.
The cloak-and-dagger tactics of two cases become intertwined the more.
Plus, the voice-overs provide plenty of handy cloak-and-dagger tips for would-be secret agents.
Yet despite all the cloak-and-dagger, it was impossible to keep the secret.
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