Today’s idiom: “Let the cat out of the bag” and “The cat is out of the bag”

6 Oct

“To let the cat out of the bag” is to tell somebody secret information, often by accident.

For example, “It was supposed to be a surprise party, but stupid Susie couldn’t keep her mouth shut and let the cat out of the bag. Now everybody knows about it.”

So, when the secret is out, “the cat is out of the bag”.

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  1. Today’s idiom: “Spill the beans” | Hägar Language School - July 5, 2014

    […] “To spill the beans” simply means to tell someone about secret information. It is similar to another expression that we had a while ago, “to let the cat out of the bag”. […]

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