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    someone said to me...
    "let me let the dog out of the bag" what does it mean?

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    Hello,
    I have never heard "let the dog out of the bag". But I've heard "let the cat out of the bag", and this sentence means, to tell a secret or to show a secret and this secret is not a secret any more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Hello,
    I have never heard "let the dog out of the bag". But I've heard "let the cat out of the bag", and this sentence means, to tell a secret or to show a secret and this secret is not a secret any more!
    Yep. If you let the cat out of the bag you tell somebody a secret.


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    Thank you, Ron..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Yep. If you let the cat out of the bag you tell somebody a secret.

    So the quote the original (unregistered) poster saw - that used 'dog' instead of 'cat' - may have been adapting the fixed expression to refer to a secret about a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    So the quote the original (unregistered) poster saw - that used 'dog' instead of 'cat' - may have been adapting the fixed expression to refer to a secret about a dog.

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    Perhaps. Or maybe the poster was simply confused.

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