(something) comes out

When you're trying to hide something, but it becomes revealed accidentally, you can say that it has "come out". For example:

He tries to act like he's all tough, but after you get to know him a little bit, his sweet side starts to come out.

The truth will come out.

Things that often "come out" include:

  • secrets
  • a person's true personality
  • accents
  • an opinion that someone has been hiding

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