Idiom:  the genie is out of the bottle

Definition

Idiom:  the genie is out of the bottle / let the genie out of the bottle

  • to make information (that has a great effect on someone) known to everyone
  • to allow something to happen that cannot be changed or reversed afterwards


Example sentences

  • I tried to keep my pregnancy a secret but my secretary found out and now the genie is out of the bottle.
  • The genie is out of the bottle—my boss didn’t quit, he was fired. 
  • The genie's been out of the bottle since women were allowed to earn their own income.
  • The genie was let out of the bottle when President Trump started to use Twitter as his main form of communication.
  • I can tell by the way that you're looking at me that the genie is finally out of the bottle. I wanted to tell you myself but everything had to be confidential until the deal went through.
  • I bet Facebook never imagined how they'd be letting the genie out of the bottle when they created their platform.
  • It's supposed to be a surprise so please don't let the genie out of the bottle.
  • If I ever find out who let the genie out of the bottle about our new product line they're going to be in serious trouble.
  • Did we let the genie out of the bottle when we gave permission for our staff to work flexible hours? 


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