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English definition of “kiss-and-tell”

kiss-and-tell

adjective [before noun]     /ˌkɪs.əndˈtel/
A kiss-and-tell book, newspaper story, etc. is one in which someone talks about a sexual relationship they have had with a famous person, especially so they can get a lot of money: She did a kiss-and-tell interview for a local newspaper.Revealing secrets and becoming known kiss-and-tell     noun [C] a kiss-and-tell story, book, etc.: She was upset by her last boyfriend's kiss-and-tell.Revealing secrets and becoming known
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