lay bare

lay bare
lay bare (something) to discover or tell people about something that was not previously known or was previously kept secret.

It's been promoted as the biography that lays bare the truth behind the legend.


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  • lay bare — index bare, betray (disclose), denude, disclose, divest, divulge, evidence, exhibit …   Law dictionary

  • lay bare — phrasal : uncover, reveal, disclose, expose searches out and lays bare every insincerity of liberal professions V.L.Parrington * * * lay bare To show clearly, disclose • • • Main Entry: ↑lay …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay bare something — lay bare (something) to discover or tell people about something that was not previously known or was previously kept secret. It s been promoted as the biography that lays bare the truth behind the legend …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay bare — verb a) to expose or clarify something And laid those proud roofs bare to summers rain. Byron b) to make bare; strip The central and centralized, imperial governments, guided by the big interests of the country, induced in their unfortunate… …   Wiktionary

  • lay bare — {v. phr.} To expose; reveal; divulge. * /During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay bare — {v. phr.} To expose; reveal; divulge. * /During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay\ bare — v. phr. To expose; reveal; divulge. During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To lay bare — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lay bare — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. reveal, show, disclose; see expose 1 , undress …   English dictionary for students

  • lay bare — v. tell one s innermost thoughts or feelings, pour one s heart out , reveal one s emotions …   English contemporary dictionary

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