come out of the closet

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come out of the closet (third-person singular simple present comes out of the closet, present participle coming out of the closet, simple past came out of the closet, past participle come out of the closet)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To tell others about homosexuality, bisexuality or any minority or disapproved-of belief, preference, etc., where previously this had been kept secret.
    She finally came out of the closet to her religious family regarding her atheism.