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cloak-and-dagger

adjective uk   /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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