come out of the closet


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Verb1.come out of the closet - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
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Even Cruise's muzzling of those relentless gay rumors has foundered: On the eve of M:I:III's release, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone accused Cruise of preventing Comedy Central--a division of Viacom, as is Paramount--from rebroadcasting their show's "Trapped in the Closet" episode, which has two Scientology acolytes literally sharing Stan Marsh's bedroom closet: "John Travolta and Tom Cruise won't come out of the closet," the cartoon characters scream repeatedly.
Why has it taken the Nationalists so long to come out of the closet and declare their aim?
Do you have him come out of the closet and make a pass at Q?