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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"Lift the veil but once, and look me in the face," said she.
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.
I urge the government to take urgent steps to ensure the safety of every citizen in J and K and to lift the veil of secrecy," he had tweeted earlier this week.
With E3 2019 right around the corner, several companies are starting to lift the veil on some of the games fans will get expanded looks at.
In this multimedia concert with flowing translation and images, backed by an ensemble of piano and quintet, the Folks Operetta and Cantor Simon will lift the veil of silence from these voices that were once an important part of a vibrant musical community.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has introduced new legislation which will lift the veil of the confessional, for the purposes of reporting child sexual abuse.
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.
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.
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.