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kiss and tell

modifier

Gossiping about one's friends, esp about sexual exploits: Reagan condemned these ''kiss and tell'' books by former government servants/ those juicy kiss-and-tell escapades that seem so much a part of the professional athlete's life (1695+)

noun phrase

: Don't look for a kiss-and-tell from Ulichny (1980s+)

[the dated instance for the first sense is in the original verb form]


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

Betray a confidence, as in A real lady doesn't kiss and tell. This idiom originally alluded to betraying an amorous or sexual intimacy. First recorded in 1695, it is still so used, as well as more loosely, as in Don't ask how I voted; I don't kiss and tell.
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