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cloak-and-dagger

adjective uk   /ˌkləʊk.ənˈdæɡ.ər/  us   /ˌkloʊk.ənˈdæɡ.ɚ/
used to describe 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.
Translations of “cloak-and-dagger”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指間諜、故事等)神秘離奇的,詭秘的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指间谍、故事等)神秘离奇的,诡秘的…
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