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skeleton in the closet

skeleton in the closet

Date: Sep 08 2005


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“It’s my belief that we all have a skeleton in the closet somewhere.”
Ozzy Osbourne, in an interview with Interview Magazine.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

a secret, usually of something bad or inappropriate; something that you did in the past which no one else knows about

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

If you have a skeleton in the closet, you have a shameful secret that you don’t want anyone to know about. Maybe you stole a candybar from 7-11 when you were a kid. Maybe you were driving like a maniac and accidentally ran over the neighbor’s cat. Have you had an affair? Committed a major crime? These would all be skeletons in the closet...that is, if they are secrets that you don’t want anyone else to know about.
Everyone has at least one skeleton in the closet. If that skeleton is discovered, it can cause a little bit of trouble. Here are some skeletons that have been found in the closets of a few world-famous folks.
As a struggling young actress, Cameron Diaz (Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels) posed topless for a number of video and photo shoots.
R&B musician R. Kelly was caught having relationships with underage girls.
Actor and comedian Tim Allen spent two years in prison for selling drugs.
Comedian Whoopi Goldberg struggled through a heroin addiction.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s skeleton in the closet was Monica Lewinsky.
U.S. President George W. Bush, among the many, many skeletons in his closet, was convicted of drunk driving.
When people discover the skeletons in your closet, it is often embarassing and humiliating. But we all have them. What are yours?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Everyone has at least one skeleton in the closet. “

Monica Lewinsky was the skeleton in Bill Clinton’s closet. “


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

some private events unknown to the others
by iamedith
it means everybody has some secrets which they wouldn't like to tell others.
by whjulia
the secret
by liulixiang18
secret or something like sorrow hiding in someone's heart.
by zily
mangeo secret we dont like it , embarrassing secret
by mangeo
shameful secret
by Cecilia
A shameful secret, or a scandal
by houdch
The horrible secret is called "a skeleten in the closet".When you find someone or something is far from what you thought to be,you can say"Wow,it's really a skeleten in the closet!"
by hemingway
it means your big secrets which you even don't want your closest friends to know.b/c those secrets gonna give them a HUGE suprise or even scare them.
by emily_liu50000
mbiseski It means that everybody have something to hide about their lifes, or their past, everybody have secrets to keep!
by mbiseski
a secret
by vtambelli
tuney some unhappy things happpened in the family and not told in public
by tuney
A skeleton in the closet is a secret you don't want anyone to know.
by Lindsay
sth cannot tell others
by xiehaibing
catcat2203 scandals in the family.
by catcat2203
top secret
by cpotipru
angela something is bad for the family.
by angela
A skeleton in the closet is a kind of secret that is very embarrassing.
by joanne
private secret
by alicechenli
terrible secret which has been concealed from strangers for years
by janetsai-bb

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Some sins exist, but not that serious to call them skeletons… I hope!

12:16 PM Sep 25 2005 |



just want to update myself!

05:27 AM Sep 22 2005 |

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