Idiom:  let the cat out of the bag

Definition

Idiom:  let the cat out of the bag

  • to tell something that is a secret


Example sentences

  • I’m getting your father new golf clubs for his birthday but please don’t let the cat out of the bag.
  • Never, ever tell Martha anything personal—she always let's the cat out of the bag.
  • Sandy didn't look surprised at all. Somebody must have let the cat out of the bag about her surprise birthday party.
  • I accidentally let the cat out of the bag about your engagement and mom's furious you told me about it first.
  • Promise you won't let the cat out of the bag—I'm getting promoted to district manager and everybody's going to be upset about it.
  • Why are you giving me $500? Someone must have let the cat out of the bag that I got fired from my job.
  • Oops! I didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag about your cancer diagnosis. I'm terribly sorry.


Synonyms

  • spill the beans
  • let something slip


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