# let+the+cat+out+of+the+bag

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**let the cat out of the bag**— {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell about something that is supposed to be a secret. * /We wanted to surprise Mary with a birthday gift, but Allen let the cat out of the bag by asking her what she would like./ Sometimes used in another form. * /Well,… …2

**let the cat out of the bag**— {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell about something that is supposed to be a secret. * /We wanted to surprise Mary with a birthday gift, but Allen let the cat out of the bag by asking her what she would like./ Sometimes used in another form. * /Well,… …3

**let the cat out of the bag**— If you reveal a secret, you let the cat out of the bag …4

**let the cat out of the bag**— ► let the cat out of the bag informal reveal a secret by mistake. Main Entry: ↑cat …5

**let the cat out of the bag**— verb divulge confidential information or secrets Be careful his secretary talks • Syn: ↑spill the beans, ↑talk, ↑tattle, ↑blab, ↑peach, ↑babble, ↑sing, ↑babble out, ↑ …6

**let the cat out of the bag**— If you accidentally reveal a secret, you let the cat out of the bag. (Dorking School Dictionary) *** If you let the cat out of the bag, you reveal a secret, often unintentionally. When the child told her grandmother about the plans …7

**let the cat out of the bag**— reveal a secret Don t let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party for the boss. (from Idioms in Speech) to disclose a secret From the warmth of her embrace he probably divined that he had let the cat out of the bag, for he rode off at… …8

**let\ the\ cat\ out\ of\ the\ bag**— v. phr. informal To tell about something that is supposed to be a secret. We wanted to surprise Mary with a birthday gift, but Allen let the cat out of the bag by asking her what she would like. Sometimes used in another form. Well, the cat is… …9

**let the cat out of the bag**— tell people, the cat s out of the bag People know we plan to elope. Who let the cat out of the bag? …10

**let the cat out of the bag**— Meaning To disclose a secret. Origin A favourite country trick used to be to substitute a cat for a pig at markets. If you let the cat out of the bag you disclosed the trick and avoided buying a pig in a poke (bag) …11

**let the cat out of the bag**— to tell people secret information, often without intending to. I was trying to keep the party a secret, but Jim went and let the cat out of the bag …12

**let the cat out of the bag**— to tell someone something that was intended to be secret He has let the cat out of the bag about the government s true intentions …13

**Let the cat out of the bag**— If you accidentally reveal a secret, you let the cat out of the bag …14

**let the cat out of the bag**— informal reveal a secret carelessly or by mistake. → cat …15

**let the cat out of the bag**— reveal the secret …16

**let the cat out of the bag**— phrasal to give away a secret …17

**let the cat out of the bag**— idi to divulge a secret …18

**let the cat out of the bag**— Reveal (often unintentionally) …19

**cat n, let the - out of the bag**— smell a rat …20

**cat out of the bag, let the**— Disclose information, secret, etc. (often unintentionally) …