an often duplicitously undisclosed plan or motive.
Hidden Histories of 3 Popular Nursery RhymesThough written for children, nursery rhymes often conceal references to historical events. Here are the hidden stories behind three popular nursery rhymes. Humpty Dumpty This classic nursery rhyme is also a history lesson in the English Civil War. Humpty Dumpty was not originally an egg, as immortalized by John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass published in 1871. Rather, the name referred …
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Origin of hidden agenda
First recorded in 1985–90
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a hidden motive or intention behind an overt action, policy, etc
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