One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Reveal a secret carelessly or by mistake.‘now that Viola had let the cat out of the bag, she had no option but to confess’
- ‘Our families did a fantastic job in not letting the cat out of the bag, although there were times when I panicked that something might slip out.’
- ‘The rather inappropriately named Defence Minister let the cat out of the bag by admitting that there isn't really a threat after all.’
- ‘Two such academics were so upset by the broadcast they injudiciously let the cat out of the bag completely.’
- ‘He said: ‘What is clear is what has happened in Scarborough has let the cat out of the bag and is going to result in rapid changes.’’
- ‘So let the cat out of the bag: admit that what you're really up to is a satire on the state of arts funding.’
- ‘Just as he should be celebrating a new poll that puts the Tories only a point behind Labour, the deputy chairman has resigned after letting the cat out of the bag.’
- ‘Apparently, my relative let the cat out of the bag by letting villagers know that he is the father of the child.’
- ‘It isn't letting the cat out of the bag to suggest you should expect an unconventional evening's entertainment this time, although to say much more would be to spoil the surprise.’
- ‘Apologies to all your eight-year-old readers for letting the cat out of the bag!’
- ‘Gavin Anderson apologises to those in the know for letting the cat out of the bag about this secret haven’
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