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
The darkness of hell should hide what followed, but revenge must lift the veil, and darkly intimate what it would raise the dead to speak aloud.
Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant.
Minister Masutha will use the two days to lift the veil on how offenders give real meaning to a working society through education and skills development training.
For the population, majority of whom are devout Catholics, the only inconvenience brought by Chedeng was that it prevented many churches around the island from decorating the "aleluyahan" (elevated platforms) from which the chosen "angel" would be lowered to lift the veil from the image of Mary during the "encuentro" with the Risen Christ at dawn of Easter Sunday.
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,
12 -- Asus is expected to lift the veil off the PadFone Infinity on September 17.
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.