hidden agenda
noun Date: 1971 an ulterior motive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hidden Agenda — (an idiomatic phrase used to refer to the subtext which discreetly drives a conversation, meeting or other activity) is also the name of several different things:* Hidden Agenda (band) is the name of a St. Catharines, Ontario rock band. * Hidden… …   Wikipedia

  • hidden agenda — ➔ agenda * * * hidden agenda UK US noun [C] ► a secret reason for doing something: have a/no hidden agenda »Officials there insist they have no hidden agenda. a hidden agenda to do sth »There has never been a hidden agenda to try and control… …   Financial and business terms

  • hidden agenda — agenda agenda ([.a]*j[e^]n d[.a]), n. a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to. Syn: docket, schedule [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. A list of matters to be discussed (as at a meeting). Syn: agendum, docket, order of business [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hidden agenda — hidden agendas N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone has a hidden agenda, you are criticizing them because you think they are secretly trying to achieve or cause a particular thing, while they appear to be doing something else. He accused …   English dictionary

  • hidden agenda — ► NOUN ▪ an ulterior motive or undivulged plan …   English terms dictionary

  • hidden agenda — noun : an ulterior motive when someone comes in for a physical … there is often a hidden agenda John McPhee * * * ˌhidden aˈgenda [hidden agenda] noun (disapproving) the secret intention behind what sb says or do …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hidden Agenda — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Secret défense (homonymie). Hidden Agenda (Secret défense) est un film britannique réalisé par Ken Loach, sorti en 1990. Sommaire 1 Synopsis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hidden agenda — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hidden agenda : singular hidden agenda plural hidden agendas a secret reason for doing something, because you will get an advantage from it …   English dictionary

  • hidden agenda — secret plan to control the meeting or decisions    The board has a hidden agenda. We don t know their real plans …   English idioms

  • hidden agenda — hidden a genda noun count a secret reason for doing something, because you will get an advantage from it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hidden agenda — noun (C) an intended result of a plan or activity that you do not tell other people about: Voters suspected a hidden political agenda …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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