(out) into the open

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(out) into the open

1. Into an unenclosed or outdoor space that is exposed and visible to others. We'll wait here to ambush the enemy when they come out into the open. The theater company brought their performance space into the open so they could incorporate the woods into their play. It's too hot to go out into the open for our picnic—we need some shade!
2. By extension, to a point or position that has been revealed or uncovered for others to know, see, experience, etc. We hold these meetings every week so team members can bring their concerns or frustrations out into the open. Our agency's mission is to force the truth of these matters into the open! A: "Now that I've brought everything out into the open, do you think Jenny will be able to forgive me?" B: "Unfortunately, only time will tell."
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References in classic literature ?
His voice seemed to fill the whole wood and carried far beyond out into the open field.