English Idiom – Let the cat out of the bag.
Meaning – To reveal a secret. This expression is usually used when you reveal a secret by accident. You can also use this idiom to refer to some private information being revealed accidentally.
Related Cat Idioms:
- Cat got your tongue?
- Curiosity killed the cat – Too much curiosity can be dangerous.
- Fat cat – A negative term for a wealthy businessperson.
- Like the cat that’s got the cream – Extremely pleased.
- Look what the cat dragged in! – This expression is said to somebody who arrives looking like a complete mess.
- No room to swing a cat – Used to refer to a very small room or area.
- Raining cats and dogs
- When the cat’s away, the mice will play
When could you use this idiom?
- You accidentally reveal that someone is pregnant.
- Somebody accidentally revealed a secret.
- When you want to remind someone that they should not share a secret.
- Your friend wants to tell you some interesting gossip.
- “Jack let the cat out of the bag last night. I can’t believe you are finally going to tie the knot!”
In The News:
- Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.
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