What Is the Origin of the Saying "Skeleton in the Cupboard"?
Meaning to have hidden away a shameful or embarrassing secret
, the term skeleton in the cupboard
originates from the legalisation of human body dissections. Grave diggers would present corpses to doctors to dissect and, because of the controversy, the doctors would hide away their secrets in a locked cupboard.
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