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Speckled past


Unsavory background. Questionable lifestyle choices in the past that are not apparent from one’s seemingly normal appearance today. (Compare to Skeletons in the closet).

“My uncle has a lot of stories to tell from his long life,¬† he certainly had a speckled past that he won’t explain to me.”

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