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cat out of the bag


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  • JM has discovered that letting the cat out of the bag is much easier than putting it back in.

    July 17, 2011

  • This idiom was formed by phono-semantic matching. The probably source is Aramaic.

    QiSHoT BaGaD = truth + betray, or betray by revealing the truth. When the letter shin had a dental D/T-sound, this phrase sounded like KiToT BaGad => (let the) CaT ouT (of the) BaG

    For the spelling and pronunciation of "truth" in Aramaic, see this URL:

    December 25, 2020