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    Curtains drawn back

    Hello,

    Does "curtain drawn back on the program" mean that this person is willing to talk openly about the program?

    "While Bryant considers leakers like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden heroes willing to sacrifice themselves for their principles, hes cautious about discussing some of the details to which his top-secret clearance gave him access. Still, he is a curtain drawn back on the program that has killed thousands on our behalf."

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Curtains drawn back

    No, it means that something that was hidden has been revealed.

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    #3

    Re: Curtains drawn back

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: Curtains drawn back

    Just another quick one: so in this particular text, being curtains drawn back means that the person already revealed everything or that he is about to reveal everything?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Curtains drawn back

    He has allowed people to see what was previously hidden. The drawing back of the curtain is past.

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