Here are a couple of idioms to talk about when a secret is revealed. First there was a secret, nobody knew. “Shhh, keep it a secret!” And then the secret was revealed. It was let out, and now everybody knows.

Okay, the first one is: let the cat out of the bag.

Somebody let the cat out of the bag! A cat in a bag and the cat was let out of the bag. Somebody let the cat out of the bag. Don’t let the cat out of the bag: keep it secret! Shh, it’s a secret.

I don’t know why people say, “let the cat out of the bag.” But it’s a very common idiom. Don’t let the cat out of the bag: keep the secret.

And then another idiom is: a slip of the tongue. There was a slip of the tongue and now everybody knows. The tongue, and then a slip of the tongue. So, the secret came out, because the tongue slipped.

If you slip, it’s… Imagine you are walking on ice or something, some water, and then you slip and you fall down. You fall down, you slip. Something slips. So a slip of the tongue is the secret was accidentally let out.

It was a slip of the tongue, the secret came out.

Okay? Two idioms, again: talking about a secret coming out. Now it’s not a secret. The cat was let out of the bag. There was a slip of the tongue. Now it’s not a secret any more.

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