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open secret

noun as in something generally known

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“Itzel Schnaas’ video changed everything,” says María Scherer, a journalist who started investigating rumors about abuse by Roemer years ago when, she says, it was still an open secret.

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Now, an open secret has become an international political scandal.

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Haya said these cherry-picking practices have been an open secret.

His disastrous relationship with his eldest child, Charles, was an open secret, remarked on by everyone.

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Though there’s no way that Grant or Scott could have been open about being a couple at the time, their relationship seems to have been an open secret.

Others shared stories of friends who suffered from bulimia in an open secret.

It was an open secret, and one that discomfited several of his brethren.

But the existence of underground markets selling tiger in Guangdong has long been an open secret.

It is an open secret (being open is part of the strategy) that the Israeli military has in excess of a hundred nuclear warheads.

The women say, however, that “special time” with Saraswati was an open secret.

It is the open secret of the universe, and the Bible gives us the key to it.

The causes of the event were an open secret to his friends and acquaintances.

But his attentions never gave rise to jealousy; for it was an open secret in the servants' hall that he loved his mistress.

The matter is an open secret; all Rome is discussing the decrees from the Palatine against the Nazarenes.

His love of Beatrice de Bardi was an open secret—all Florence knew of it.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to open secret, such as: common knowledge, no secret, and public knowledge.

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