come out in the open(redirected from come into the open)
come out in(to) the openand 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.