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

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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.
Translations of “come/crawl out of the woodwork”
in Chinese (Traditional) (長期隱藏或沉寂後)公開露面,活躍起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) (长期隐藏或沉寂后)公开露面,活跃起来…
(Definition of come/crawl out of the woodwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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