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1‘she blabbed to the press’
talk, give the game away, give the show away, open one's mouth, tell
let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans
British blow the gaff, cough
2‘there's no need to blab the whole story’
blurt out, let slip, let out, tell, reveal, betray, disclose, give away, divulge, leak, blow the lid off, take the lid off, blow something wide open
let on, spill
keep something to oneself
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.