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English idioms relate to Truth, Secrecy, & Deception - Revealing Secrets

Explore English idioms that relate to revealing secrets with examples like "spill the beans" and "give the game away".

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English idioms relate to Truth, Secrecy, & Deception
to let the cat out of the bag
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to reveal information that were supposed to be kept secret, often by accident
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to spill the beans
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to reveal a secret that one was asked not to tell anyone
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(out) in the open
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used of a secret that is now shared with others
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to blow one's cover
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to reveal a person's identity or intentions
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to catch sb in the act
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to see or arrest a person while they are doing something illegal or wrong
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to catch sb red-handed
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to arrest or see someone the moment they are doing something that is illegal or dishonest
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to come out of the closet
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to publicly talk about something such as a belief that one used to keep secret
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to give the game away
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to reveal something that one was supposed to keep as a secret or surprise
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to lift the lid on sth
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to cause the truth become revealed, especially an unpleasant one
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to spill the tea
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to tell others about what has happened to someone, especially about things that are private or controversial, in the person's absence
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to see the light (of day)
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to be made known publicly
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to call one's bluff
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to challenge a person to carry out their seemingly fake threats or claims in order to expose them
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