Idiom of the Week – Week 16

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to let the cat out of the bag”: to give away a secret, usually by accident (die Katze aus dem Sack lassen)

Example 1:  The mid-year bonus for all employees is supposed to be a secret, so don’t let the cat out of the bag, okay?

Example 2:  The cat was (let) out of the bag when Jim’s colleague read his email while Jim was out sick. Now everyone knows we’re running into serious financial problems.

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