One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of something previously secret) become known.‘news got out that we were coming’
- ‘Word got out and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.’
- ‘He touches on the territorialism that occurs when the local's secret gets out and a treasure is discovered by the outside world.’
- ‘Brian made a lot of money and feared that if the truth got out, he'd be ruined, so he did the next best thing.’
- ‘We met with the organisers the day before our wedding and somehow word got out.’
- ‘She mentally whispered the last part, as if she didn't want her secret getting out.’
- ‘If this kind of news gets out, civil servants will be queuing up for a transfer.’
- ‘Property prices have dropped since the news got out and people are annoyed, verging on being angry.’
- ‘What use would his long-haul flights be if news of that scheme gets out among potential tourists?’
- ‘But everybody knows amongst us there are no secrets and the word soon gets out!’
- ‘It could subject the consumer to all sorts of problems if it got out, from identity theft to job discrimination.’
2also get out of hereNorth American informal in imperative Used to express disbelief.‘get out, you're a liar’
- ‘On second thought, Congressional genius? Get out of here.’
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