from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An undisclosed plan, especially one with an ulterior motive.
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- n. A wish (and plan) to implement a particular idea without telling anybody even though people will be affected in a negative way.
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Initially their recruits came from all walks of life, and included Venizelist republicans and Royalists, as well as moderate socialists, Liberals and Communists, all of whom were easily duped into believing that they were a part of the national liberation struggle, and not part of some convoluted hidden agenda which was more to do with seizing power after the war than beating the Axis.