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The phrase "skeletons in the closet" originated in the 1800s, when anatomists would hire body-snatchers to fetch corpses from graves for dissection. 00:25
In China, people were arrested for digging up the bodies of deceased women and selling them for ghost marriages. 01:13
The British version of "skeletons in the closet" is "skeletons in the cupboard." 01:50