spilled the beans

spilled the beans
disclosed the secret, blurted out a secret

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  • spill the beans — {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it. * /John s friends were going to have a surprise party for him, but Tom spilled the beans./ Compare: GIVE AWAY(3), LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG, TELL TALES OUT… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spill the beans — {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it. * /John s friends were going to have a surprise party for him, but Tom spilled the beans./ Compare: GIVE AWAY(3), LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG, TELL TALES OUT… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spill the beans — Meaning Divulge a secret. Origin When votes were taken in Greece, white beans indicated positive votes and black beans negative. Votes had to be unanimous, so if the collector spilled the beans before the vote was complete and a black bean was… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • spill the beans — AND spill the works tv. o give away a secret or a surprise. □ There is a surprise party for Heidi on Wednesday. Please don’t spill the beans. □ Paul spilled the beans about Heidi’s party …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • spill the beans — informal somebody spilled the beans about the surprise party Syn: reveal all, tell all, give the game away, talk; informal let the cat out of the bag, blab, come clean …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • spill\ the\ beans — v. phr. informal To tell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it. John s friends were going to have a surprise party for him, but Tom spilled the beans. Compare: give away(3), let the cat out of the bag, tell tales out of school …   Словарь американских идиом

  • spill the beans — verb To reveal a secret; to disclose. They had planned it as a surprise party, but somebody spilled the beans. Syn: squeak …   Wiktionary

  • Don't spill the beans (idiom) — For the game, see Don t Spill the Beans (game). Don t spill the beans is an English language idiom That means to inopportunely or accidentally reveal a secret. There are a number of folk etymology hypotheses for its origin, some attributing it to …   Wikipedia

  • Don't Spill the Beans (game) — For the idiom, see Don t spill the beans (idiom). Don t Spill the Beans is a children s game for 2 or more players ages 3 6 published by Milton Bradley Company, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.. The game was originally manufactured by Schaper Toys… …   Wikipedia

  • List of The Hills episodes — The following is a list of episodes from Season 1 of the MTV reality show The Hills . The Hills is a drama which follows the lives of four girls, Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, and Whitney Port, whom reside in Los Angeles, CA. The …   Wikipedia

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