The cat's out of the bag

The cat's out of the bag

The cat's out of the bag

Where did the saying - "The cat's out of the bag" come from?

cat out of the bag furry soulmates

The most common explanation dates back to the Middle Ages. There were shady livestock vendors in medieval marketplaces.  When someone would buy a pig, the vendor would sneak a cat into the bag instead, cheating the buyer out of the higher price for a pig. It wasn’t until the buyer arrived home and, literally, let the cat out of the bag that they would realize that they had been scammed, hence the phrase’s association with revealing a secret. 

I really hope that they kept the cat as a furry soulmate!


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