spill the beans

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spill the beans(
spihl
 
thuh
 
binz
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (general)
a. descubrir el pastel (idiom)
We were going to announce the restructuring next week, but someone spilled the beans today.Íbamos a anunciar la reestructuración la semana que viene, pero alguien descubrió el pastel hoy.
b. levantar la liebre (idiom)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I wanted to keep our baby's gender a secret, but my husband spilled the beans.Yo quería guardar el secreto del sexo de nuestro bebé, pero mi esposo levantó la liebre.
c. desembuchar
We saw you alone with Amanda last night. Spill the beans. What's going on?Te vimos anoche solo con Amanda. Desembucha. ¿Qué está pasando?
d. largar
I'm not telling you the details because I know you'll spill the beans.No te voy a contar los detalles porque sé que vas a largar.
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