Idiom:  (out) in the open


Idiom:  (out) in the open

  • to become known to everyone (not secret)
  • to be visible for all to see

Example sentences

— I put some brochures out in the open so people can take them if they’re interested.

— Now that your biggest fears are out in the open,  we can try to find a solution to the problem.

— People are concerned about Facebook's use of their personal information after recent reports have brought their policies and procedures out in the open.

— In a democracy the press helps bring relevant information in the open for public consideration.

— I wish that people could talk about depression and other mental health issues out in the open without being concerned about the consequences.

— The "Me Too" movement has brought sexual assault and harassment out in the open in the United States.

— Going to a marriage counselor enabled us to bring our problems in the open and discuss them instead of yelling at each other.

— The polls have brought out in the open President Trump's continuing loss of support among independent voters.

— What can we do to bring the topic of child abuse further in the open?


  • in public
  • in full view
  • warts and all

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