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hidden agenda

noun
1.
an often duplicitously undisclosed plan or motive.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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Examples for hidden agenda
  • Ironically, but not surprisingly, the article's hidden agenda is to level academe in the name of doing away with such markers.
  • Preindustrial would be more to the point, without the hidden agenda.
  • Many of those who post comments appear to have a hidden agenda.
  • No one familiar with academic norms in this country can fail to suspect a hidden agenda here.
  • The similarities of theme have more to do with the craft of animation than any hidden agenda.
  • It would be logical if the goal were truly to protect birds and illogical if there was a hidden agenda.
  • The hidden agenda here is what he told the grand jury.
  • Critics, however, think the tribe has a hidden agenda.
  • They have an unstated agenda, and that hidden agenda is pure evil.
  • There's no hidden agenda to this robust and not terribly subtle tale of duplicity.
British Dictionary definitions for hidden agenda

hidden agenda

noun
1.
a hidden motive or intention behind an overt action, policy, etc
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