in. to sell to the public shares of a privately owned company. (Securities markets.) : We'll go public at a later time.
in. to reveal something to the public. (Especially with with, as in the examples.) : Just let me know when we can go public with this.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Become a publicly held company, that is, issue ownership shares in the form of stock. For example, As soon as the company grows a little bigger and begins to show a profit, we intend to go public. [Mid-1900s]