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“cloak-and-dagger” in British English

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(Definition of “cloak-and-dagger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cloak-and-dagger” in American English

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cloak-and-daggeradjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈkloʊk·ənˈdæɡ·ər/

involving mystery and secrecy:

a cloak-and-dagger spy mission

(Definition of “cloak-and-dagger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)