murder will out


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murder will out

Atrocities, especially murder, cannot be suppressed, denied, or remain undetected forever. Though the suspect has eluded us so far, murder will out, and we will see the perpetrator of these heinous crimes behind bars eventually. The government has today finally acknowledged its role in the massacre during the rebellion. Murder will out, even if it is twenty years late.
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Murder will out.

Prov. Murder will always be discovered.; A bad deed will be found out. Horace thought he had disposed of his victim in such a way that no one would ever discover his crime, but murder will out.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

murder will out

Certain news cannot be suppressed, as in He's being charged with embezzlement and fraud-murder will out, you know. This expression already appeared in Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale: "Murder will out that we see day by day." [Late 1300s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

murder will out

murder cannot remain undetected.
This expression was used by Chaucer in The Prioress's Tale: ‘Mordre wol out, certeyn, it wol nat faille’.
See also: murder, out, will
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murder will out

Secrets or misdeeds will eventually be disclosed.
See also: murder, out, will
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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