Come out of the closet

make public one's erstwhile hidden sexual preferences, usually used in reference to admitting one's homosexuality

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • come out of the closet — verb to state openly and publicly one s homosexuality This actor outed last year • Syn: ↑out, ↑come out • Hypernyms: ↑unwrap, ↑disclose, ↑let on, ↑bring out, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • come out of the closet — 1. to be willing to talk in public about something that was kept secret. The biggest surprise was that so many viewers came out of the closet and publicly supported the show. 2. to announce that you are attracted to people of the same sex. Not… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come out of the closet — verb To tell others about homosexuality, bisexuality or any minority or disapproved of belief, preference, etc., where previously this had been kept secret. She finally came out of the closet to her religious family regarding her atheism. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • come out of the closet — in. to appear publicly as a homosexual. (The phrase has many nonsexual metaphorical meanings.) □ They say he came out of the closet when he was 8 years old …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • come out of the closet — Australian Slang make public one s erstwhile hidden sexual preferences, usually used in reference to admitting one s homosexuality …   English dialects glossary

  • come out of the closet — make known that one his homosexual …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come out of the closet — informal 1) to say publicly that you are gay 2) to say publicly that you have a particular belief that you previously kept secret …   English dictionary

  • come out of the closet — v. reveal publicly that one is homosexual …   English slang

  • out of the closet — not hiding your sexual orientation or secret    Jay decided to come out of the closet to tell people he s gay …   English idioms

  • come out — 1) PHRASAL VERB When a new product such as a book or record comes out, it becomes available to the public. [V P] The book comes out this week... [V P] Christian Slater has a new movie coming out next month in which he plays a vigilante. 2)… …   English dictionary

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