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)
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To tell others about one's homosexuality, bisexuality, transness, 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.
- come out of the broom closet (to come out as a pagan)
to tell others about a secret belief or preference