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a hidden agenda

Meaning: If someone has a hidden agenda, they have a secret plan or motive for doing something.

For example:

  • Some people claim that the U.S. had a hidden agenda in Iraq, and that it had something to do with oil.

  • Lydia says that the girl's hidden agenda is to make Don fall in love and marry her so that she can get his money.

Quick Quiz:

If someone has a hidden agenda, they have
  1. a secret plan or motive
  2. feelings they don't share
  3. a secret bank account

Discuss: a hidden agenda

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