One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of something previously secret) become known.‘news got out that we were coming’
- ‘It could subject the consumer to all sorts of problems if it got out, from identity theft to job discrimination.’
- ‘Word got out and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.’
- ‘She mentally whispered the last part, as if she didn't want her secret getting out.’
- ‘He touches on the territorialism that occurs when the local's secret gets out and a treasure is discovered by the outside world.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But everybody knows amongst us there are no secrets and the word soon gets out!’
- ‘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.’
- ‘What use would his long-haul flights be if news of that scheme gets out among potential tourists?’
- ‘We met with the organisers the day before our wedding and somehow word got out.’
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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