spill the beans

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  • IPA(key): /spɪl ðə biːnz/

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spill the beans (third-person singular simple present spills the beans, present participle spilling the beans, simple past and past participle spilled the beans or spilt the beans)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To reveal a secret; to disclose.
    They had planned it as a surprise party, but somebody spilled the beans.

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