Meaning of “let the genie out of the bottle” in the English Dictionary

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"let the genie out of the bottle" in British English

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let the genie out of the bottle

to allow something to happen that cannot then be stopped:

When I told her the secret, I let the genie out of the bottle.

(Definition of “let the genie out of the bottle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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