spill the beans
phrasal to divulge secret or hidden information

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spill the beans — {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it. * /John s friends were going to have a surprise party for him, but Tom spilled the beans./ Compare: GIVE AWAY(3), LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG, TELL TALES OUT… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spill the beans — {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it. * /John s friends were going to have a surprise party for him, but Tom spilled the beans./ Compare: GIVE AWAY(3), LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG, TELL TALES OUT… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spill the beans — If you spill the beans, you reveal a secret or confess to something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • spill the beans — ► spill the beans informal reveal secret information unintentionally or indiscreetly. Main Entry: ↑spill …   English terms dictionary

  • spill the beans — verb divulge confidential information or secrets Be careful his secretary talks • Syn: ↑let the cat out of the bag, ↑talk, ↑tattle, ↑blab, ↑peach, ↑babble, ↑sing, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spill the beans —    If you spill the beans, you reveal a secret or confess to something.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you spill the beans, you reveal a secret or talk about something private.     Come on! Spill the beans! What did he say? …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • spill the beans — AND spill the works tv. o give away a secret or a surprise. □ There is a surprise party for Heidi on Wednesday. Please don’t spill the beans. □ Paul spilled the beans about Heidi’s party …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • spill the beans — tell a secret, tell others about it, spill your guts    Don t tell Sammy about our plan. He ll spill the beans …   English idioms

  • spill the beans — to let secret information become known. My husband was afraid to spill the beans about the cost of his purchases …   New idioms dictionary

  • spill the beans — tell a secret, inform He promised not to spill the beans about his plans to get married …   Idioms and examples

  • Spill the beans —   If you spill the beans, you reveal a secret or confess to something …   Dictionary of English idioms

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