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English definition of “come/crawl out of the woodwork”

come/crawl out of the woodwork

mainly disapproving
to appear after having been hidden or not active for a long time: After you've been in a relationship for a while all sorts of little secrets start to come out of the woodwork.
(Definition of come/crawl out of the woodwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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