come out in the open

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come out in(to) the open

 and come (out) into the open 
1. Lit. [for someone or something] to move from a concealed position to an open area. Sooner or later, she will have to come out in the open. The deer finally came into the open.
2. Fig. [for someone who has been hiding] to appear in public. The thief came out into the open and was recognized by one of the witnesses to the crime. The FBI agents finally came into the open.
See also: come, open, out