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Thread: Spill the beans


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    Spill the beans

    I know the meaning of "spill the beans", but where does the saying come from?

    ricardo9


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    Re: Spill the beans

    Not sure, but if you spill dried beans, they scatter in all directions. So it could easily be used metaphorically for information spreading outwards.

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