spill the beans meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to spill the beans" idiom?
asked Jan 15, 2015 in Business by hello_nfriends

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Idiom Scenario 1:

Jane and Elizabeth are having a nice visit.  They are talking and gossiping about their friends ...
Jane:           "Guess who I saw the other day?"
Elizabeth:  "Do tell!"
Jane:           "I saw George."
Elizabeth:  "And?"
Jane:          "Well..."
Elizabeth:  "Oh, come on Jane.  "Spill the beans!  I can keep a secret."
Jane continues, telling Elizabeth that she saw their mutual friend, George, passionately kissing a woman who is not his wife.

answered Jan 15, 2015 by annieanho
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Idiom Definition:

"to spill the beans"
to reveal a secret
by accident
with intentions that are not good
betray, disclose, divulge, expose, impart, leak, proclaim, talk, tell, reveal, secret, slip, spill
Literally, spilling the beans. - - - - ->  a glass jar full of red beans has been tipped over and some of the contents have spilled out.

answered Jan 15, 2015 by utdzeo
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Idiom Scenario 2:

Ned was working in his backyard one day.  Ned looked over the fence to see his neighbor disposing of used motor oil in a hole in the ground.  Ned knows that this is a violation of environmental protection law. 
Do you think Ned should spill the beans?
Do you think that if Ned spills the beans that there will be trouble with his neighbor?
answered Jan 15, 2015 by benhebebong
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Idiom Usage:

This idiom is informal.
In the imperative:
"Spill the beans!"
answered Jan 15, 2015 by tophuong
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Spilling the beans can cause a lot of trouble.
answered Jan 15, 2015 by Feiwel
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Idiom Conjugations:

answered Jan 15, 2015 by seastar_16784
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