come into the open

come into the open

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