lift the veil (on something)

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lift the veil (on something)

To divulge, explain, or reveal something that was previously a secret. Our hope is that this expedition will lift the veil on the secrets of the ancient king's tomb. The celebrity's interview purports to lift the veil on her extremely private married life.
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I tried again to lift the veil that hung between this woman and me.
Lift the veil, my reverend nephew, which hides her from mortal eyes
Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant.
Now comes big data entrepreneur Charles Morgan, the former Acxiom CEO, to lift the veil of secrecy from an Arkansas equivalent: the Country Club of Little Rock.
LIFT THE VEIL We have a different opinion on the conflict of interest issue.
The $700 million mission should help lift the veil on Pluto, which has remained largely mysterious since its 1930 discovery because it is so small, dim and distant,
London, May 17 ( ANI ): A historian has threatened to lift the veil of secrecy of Coca Cola's recipe this week, as he claims to publish a copy of the original formula in a new book.
This will also help to lift the veil of secrecy around how these cases are being dealt with by the courts while providing valuable information to the public on how family law works.
report on Tuesday that sought to lift the veil of secrecy from a case that Israel has long kept under wraps and revealed that the man, identified as Ben Zygier, was suspected of links to Israel's Mossad espionage agency.
However, as with many things in politics, lift the veil on these proposals and you will discover that all is not as it may first appear to be.
The Imam is a man of openness and dialogue, and even after 34 years of his vanishing, we still follow his steps," he said, calling on the Libyan people and government to lift the veil off this matter.
The knot in our stomachs tightens with each passing frame as Valerie and Joe witness events spiralling out of control before them, and the terrible price they must pay for daring to lift the veil of secrecy and lies.
MOSCOW: Russia may lift the veil on its vast nuclear arsenal after a new strategic arms reduction treaty with the United States comes into force, a spokesman for Russia s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
During the coming months and years, CERN scientists expect the project to lift the veil on some of the mysteries of the cosmos - how matter was converted to mass after the fireball of the Big Bang and what is the dark, or invisible, matter that makes up an estimated 25 per cent of the universe.
When shadows fall and day is done For this lofty tower work has just begun, The flashing light like a pointing finger shows Seafarers a safer path to go, And on those days when mist and fog abound From this tower the mournful wail of foghorns sound, Until the welcome sun shines warm once more To lift the veil from sea and shore The mournful wail of foghorns fade their sighs Replaced by the soaring seagulls' cries, Now if perchance you climb the winding stair To the balcony, where, you can see far and wide Across the sea and the surrounding countryside.