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know where the bodies are buried

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know where the bodies are buried

verb phrase

To have intimate and secret knowledge, esp of something criminal, scandalous, etc: The president reckoned he had to keep that lawyer quiet, because he knew where the bodies were buried (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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