Let the cat out of the bag

Nicole H. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “Let the cat out of the bag”.

What does “let the cat out of the bag” mean?

“Let the cat out of the bag” means to:

  • to let a secret out in the open
  • to reveal something either by accident or as a surprise
  • He let the cat out of the bag and finally told his parents that he was going to leave the family business.
  • I accidentally let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party you were planning for Tim. Unfortunately, now he knows.

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