Secrets and several other past memories that you prefer not to talk about with anyone else. This can range from one-night stands to betraying a best friend to as much as killing someone. However, "skeletal" moments don't just have to do with only dark pasts. It can also be about embarrassing moments you've had that you simply feel too awful to speak of.
Someone with barely any or no skeletons in the closet can make it far in a large corporation.

Being married has taught me that if I don't clean up the skeletons in the closet sooner than I should can have abrupt consequences.
by josalv3 August 18, 2009
Get the Skeletons in the closet mug.
past experiences or actions in one's past that one is not proud of.
employer: sorry, sir but you can't get get the job you are applying for.

applicant: why?

employer: we found a skeleton in the closet. I mean your closet rather.

applicant: I didn't kill anyone, so therefore, i can't have skeletons in my closet.

employer: You shoplifted from the local pizza parlor when you were 13 years old.
by Sexydimma October 19, 2013
Get the skeleton in the closet mug.