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What does it mean when you dream about a closet?

A closet may represent a place to store or hide people or things. Movies and other narratives often show people hiding in a closet. People with an unsavory past are said to have “skeletons in the closet.” In more modern times, the closet has also come to signify the unveiling of previously hidden aspects of the self, as in “coming out of the closet.”

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1. A small enclosed storage area.
2. A small private room, often off a bedroom.
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The closet in your dream may have emotional, psychological, or physical connotations. Closets are used to store good things that we need as well as useless stuff. Emotionally they hold memories, secrets, precious emotions, and valuable thoughts. Consider all of the details in your dream and try to see the message clearly. Do you need to clean out the closet, come out of the closet, or share the things that you have stored in that closet?
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Schmidt followed Allen in many ways and to many places, including that Montreal broom closet. Whether Allen was ultimately a positive or negative force in Schmidt's career is a topic that has been debated for decades: did he help Schmidt develop into the Hall of Fame slugger he ultimately became?
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One photograph in this group showed the ivy-clad exterior of a building; another displayed a boarded-up door; the remaining three featured depictions of a dying potted plant, a broom closet shot from an extremely strange angle (as if by someone standing on top of a stool), and a kitchen adorned with children's party decorations, many of which were set in near-total darkness.
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