English Expressions – Let the cat out of the bag

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“To let the cat out of the bag” means to tell people something that was a secret. It can mean revealing a conspiracy, telling someone the plot twist of a movie or explaining an insider joke. An insider joke is a joke you have with your friends that other people cannot understand.


“You let the cat out of the bag and told Jospeh we were preparing his secret birthday party!”

“You know the movie the Sixth Sense? Bruce Willis can see dead people” – “Oh no! Why did you tell her? She had not seen the film and now you have let the cat out of the bag

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