bring out of

bring (someone or something) out of (somewhere or someone)

1. To entice someone or something to emerge from a place or thing. I think this generous salary offer will bring Fred out of retirement. You can try using food to bring that scared cat out of hiding. Do you think there's anything we can do to bring Beth out of her funk?
2. To entice someone to say something, often something of a secretive nature. I even offered money in an attempt to bring that gossip out of her!
See also: bring, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bring someone or something out of something

 and bring someone or something out
to cause someone or something to emerge from something or some place. The explosion brought the people out of their homes. The noise brought out all the people.
See also: bring, of, out

bring something out of someone

 and bring something out
to cause something to be said by a person, such as a story, the truth, an answer, etc. We threatened her a little and that brought the truth out of her. This warning ought to bring out the truth!
See also: bring, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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