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English definition of “cloak-and-dagger”


adjective     /ˌkləʊk.ənˈdæɡ.ər/ US  /ˌkloʊk.ənˈdæɡ.ɚ/
describes an exciting story involving secrets and mystery , often about spies , or something that makes you think of this: I'm tired of all these cloak-and-dagger (= secretive ) meetings - let's discuss the issues openly .Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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