Definition of Let the cat out of the bag

1. Verb. Divulge confidential information or secrets. "Be careful--his secretary talks"




Definition of Let the cat out of the bag

1. Phrase. (idiomatic) To disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Let The Cat Out Of The Bag

let on
let one's hair down
let one rip
let oneself go
let out
let rip
let sleeping dogs lie
let slide
let slip
let somebody down
let somebody in on
let someone have it
let something slide
let something slip
let the buyer beware
let the cat out of the bag (current term)
let the chips fall where they may
let the good times roll
let the grass grow under one's feet
let the perfect be the enemy of the good
let up
letch
letcha
letched
letches
letching
letchings
letchy
letdown
letdowns

Literary usage of Let the cat out of the bag

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1. Fireside Papers by Frederic Rowland Marvin (1915)
"The phrase, " let the cat out of the bag," is coextensive with the English language. The old-time English farmer would substitute a cat for a sucking pig, ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To tell the whole matter and conceal nothing. (French, vider le toe, to expose all to view.) To let the cat out of the bag, (See under CAT.) Bag ( To). ..."

3. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1880)
"Probably the only way to get him to let the cat out of the bag would be to " rile " him by persistently declaring there is nothing in it. ..."

4. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"Let the cat out, or let the cat out of the bag, a common phrase, which implies that a secret is to be or has been let out. ..."

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