Idiom: the genie is out of the bottle
Idiom: the genie is out of the bottle / let the genie out of the bottle
- to make information (that has a great effect on someone) known to everyone
- to allow something to happen that cannot be changed or reversed afterwards
- I tried to keep my pregnancy a secret but my secretary found out and now the genie is out of the bottle.
- The genie is out of the bottle—my boss didn’t quit, he was fired.
- The genie's been out of the bottle since women were allowed to earn their own income.
- The genie was let out of the bottle when President Trump started to use Twitter as his main form of communication.
- I can tell by the way that you're looking at me that the genie is finally out of the bottle. I wanted to tell you myself but everything had to be confidential until the deal went through.
- I bet Facebook never imagined how they'd be letting the genie out of the bottle when they created their platform.
- It's supposed to be a surprise so please don't let the genie out of the bottle.
- If I ever find out who let the genie out of the bottle about our new product line they're going to be in serious trouble.
- Did we let the genie out of the bottle when we gave permission for our staff to work flexible hours?
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