(out) in/into the open

idiom

1
: in or to an area or place that is not covered or enclosed
We slept out in the open with nothing above us but the stars.
A deer walked out into the open.
food left out in the open
2
: in or into a situation in which something (such as a feeling) is no longer hidden or kept secret
Her true feelings were finally out in the open.
He rarely fought his political battles in the open.
Let's get everything out into the open. You've been lying to me, haven't you?

Examples of (out) in/into the open in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unable to pay up, the loan shark takes Kril’s shell as collateral, sending this otherwise conflict-averse crustacean into the open ocean to retrieve it. Tim Brinkhof, Vulture, 5 June 2024 To be sure, Anthropic’s co-founders left OpenAI in 2021, well before the problems with its structure burst into the open with Altman’s firing. Billy Perrigo/san Francisco, TIME, 30 May 2024 Last month, a long shadow war between Iran and Israel burst into the open with an exchange of direct strikes. Leily Nikounazar, New York Times, 20 May 2024 As Taiwan’s rival political parties began competing in free elections, underground agitators for democracy and formal independence emerged into the open, founding the DPP. Nick Frisch, Foreign Affairs, 16 May 2024 The situation spilled out into the open a few hours later, when Dr. Baxter, 30, a molecular biologist and science communicator who runs the website Dr. Raven the Science Maven, shared what happened in a post on X. Debra Kamin, New York Times, 31 May 2024 It is located in the open air near the main pool and beach entrance and is equipped with a sushi bar and live music most nights. Taylor McIntyre, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2024 Plus, bringing your passion out into the open could nudge a potential collaborator to stop stringing you along and be honest regarding their limitations. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 7 May 2024 Tsuniah Lake Lodge is so remote, in fact, that visitors by private plane will be forced to go without phone or television—a small price to pay for the natural tranquility in the open country. Julie Destefano, Robb Report, 7 May 2024

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“(out) in/into the open.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28out%29%20in%2Finto%20the%20open. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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