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blow someone's cover

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blow someone's cover

verb phrase
  1. To ruin or nullify one's disguise or assumed role; reveal one's true identity: The undercover cop had to blow his cover by pulling his gun when he thought they might have spotted him/ She called out my name, which blew my cover
  2. To reveal something, esp inadvertently or mischievously: I'm not blowing the movie's cover story by giving you this information (1970s+ Espionage & police)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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