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The meaning of "let the cat out of the bag"

" Let the cat out of the bag "
Share a secret that wasn't intended to be shared.
I thought Mom already knew Jenny was pregnant. She was furious when I mentioned her pre-natal check and let the cat out of the bag.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 18th century.
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