`spill the beans’

This is an expression that is very popular in American English; it is mostly used in informal contexts.

When you `spill the beans’, you unintentionally reveal a secret. The expression has more or less the same meaning as `let the cat out of the bag’.

Example: As expected, Sashi spilled the beans about Hari’s surprise party.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – May 28, 2007 

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