Значение идиомы let the cat out of the bag

[let the cat out of the bag] {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell aboutsomething that is supposed to be a secret.

We wanted to surpriseMary with a birthday gift, but Allen let the cat out of the bag byasking her what she would like.

– Sometimes used in another form.

Well, the cat is out of the bag – everybody knows about theirmarriage.

Compare: GIVE AWAY, LET OUT, SPILL THE BEANS.


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