lay something bare
lay bare (something)
To divulge, explain, or reveal something not previously known publicly. Our hope is that this expedition will lay bare the secrets of the ancient king's tomb. Her interview purports to lay bare the details of their relationship.
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lay something ˈbarereveal something which has never been seen before: She laid bare her feelings for him. ♢ The report lays bare the shocking housing conditions in this city.
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