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hidden agenda

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noun
  1. an often duplicitously undisclosed plan or motive.
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Origin of hidden agenda

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for hidden agenda

hidden agenda

noun
  1. a hidden motive or intention behind an overt action, policy, etc
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