Body Idioms Part V

Chiyon
BODY IDIOMS Part V

 

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Bulletin手の内を明かす
(てのうちをあかす)

This literally means “Clear the inside of your hands.”

 

When you have a secret, it is a secret, so, you don’t want to tell that secret. But you might tell it to a person whom you really trust.  It is in this context we use “手の内を明かす.” It is like opening your hands to show someone something important.

 


真犯人は、ドラマのクライマックスで、殺人計画の手の内を明かした。

shinhannin wa, dorama no kuraimakkusu de, satsujin keikaku no te no uchi o akashita.

The real culprit, at the climax of the drama, gave away his murderous scheme.


手の内を明かせば、彼も理解してくれるはずだ。

te no uchi o akaseba, kare mo rikai shite kureru hazu da.

If you tell him everything, he should also understand.

 

 

 

 

Bulletin胸をなでおろす
(むねをなでおろす)