I am not asking you to expose a family skeleton—I'm demanding that you treat me as your attorney and trust to my discretion.
And then the family skeleton is always reading family prayers.
That is my business, solving mysteries, looking up the family skeleton, hunting out spooks.
Hugh John proceeded cautiously to unwrap his family skeleton.
What, for instance, would Mrs. Norbury have thought of brother Robert, that family skeleton?
If he resists we will drag his family skeleton from the privacy of his domestic closet.
It is in such obscure closets that a family skeleton, if it be kept at all, might be kept most safely.
Aunt Emily represented what Diana was pleased to call "the family skeleton in the flesh."
For the moment she had forgotten that she was probably on the way to reveal the Starkweather family skeleton!
And when you unearth her family skeleton may I go along and play Doctor Watson?