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nest of spies/thieves/intrigue etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnest of spies/thieves/intrigue etcnest of spies/thieves/intrigue etcHIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEEa place where people are secretly doing a lot of illegal or dishonest things nest
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nest of spies/thieves/intrigue etcPerhaps we're in the middle of a nest of spies whom Meredith-Lee was about to unmask.Neville Chamberlain wrote that the Cabinet was a nest of intrigue, which was, considering everything, an understatement.
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