come out in(to) the open

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come out in(to) the open

1. To leave a hiding place. We're surrounded by enemy troops, so it's too dangerous to come out into the open right now. The cat is still hiding under the couch. Food, treats, and toys have not enticed her to come out in the open.
2. To appear in public after a period of reclusion. This event is the first time the young starlet has come out in the open since announcing her divorce.
See also: come, open, out