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closet, the

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closet, the

noun phrase

The condition of concealment in which a homosexual or other nonconforming person lives: If you're out of the closet, you're out of the armed service (1960s+)

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come out of the closet

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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