come\ out\ in\ the\ open

v. phr.
1. To reveal one's true identity or intentions.

Fred finally came out in the open and admitted that he was gay.

2. To declare one's position openly.

The conservative Democratic candidate came out in the open and declared that he would join the Republican party.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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