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hidden agenda

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhidden agendahidden agendathe secret purpose behind a plan or activity that you do not tell other people about – used to show disapproval Voters suspected a hidden political agenda. Was there a hidden agenda behind this decision? hidden
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hidden agendaAlthough the work of the group is documented elsewhere, I feel I've gained considerably from the hidden agenda.The London Implementation Group has no hidden agenda.Instead, you will find hidden agendas and other problems continuing to undermine your collective performance and change.There is frequently a hidden agenda in the use of games.Even this may still leave some hidden agendas lurking beneath the surface.What proved decisive, however, was part of the hidden agenda of unemployment.For further advice on tactics for avoiding hidden agendas or surfacing them, see Games on page 71.It is only because of our fears and hidden agendas that we don't always get what we think we want.
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