Famous Sayings: #34 — ‘Skeletons in the Closet’

October 30, 2016

I think she may have a few skeletons in the closet.

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Jeremy Bentham, an 18th/19th century philosopher, became an actual “skeleton” in a “closet.” Bentham’s body is kept on public display in University College in London per his requests. Image from Flickr by Matt Brown

Tomorrow is Halloween. Today, I would like to share my research on a phrase that may have a spooky history.

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