Learn English Idioms – Let The Cat Out Of The Bag

MichaelADIdioms & Slang

What does the idiom, to let the cat out of the bag mean?

When you let the cat out of the bag, you tell or reveal someone’s secret to another person.

Here are some example sentences using let the cat out of the bag with this meaning:

  • Anne doesn’t know about her surprise party, so don’t let the cat out of the bag.
  • Listen. I’ve decided to quit the company. Do me a favor – don’t let the cat out of the bag. I’m gonna tell the boss tomorrow.
  • I can’t believe you let the cat out of the bag. Why did you tell everyone that I had a date with Jenny?

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