Open Secret

(An). A piece of information generally known, but not yet formally announced.

“It was an open secret that almost every one [of Lord Palinerston's ecclesiastical appointments] was virtually made by Lord Shaftesbury.” —Leisure Hour, 1887.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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