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Open Secret (An)

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A piece of information generally known, but not yet formally announced.

“It was an open secret that almost every one [of Lord Palmerston’s ecclesiastical appointments] was virtually made by Lord Shaftesbury.”—Leisure Hour, 1887.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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