Afrikaans South Africa

die aap is uit die mou

Expression USED Frequently BY south africans

(the monkey is out of the sleeve) • Used when a long kept secret becomes known/comes out.

"Die paartjie kuier al 'n lang tyd bymekaar, maar niemand het dit geweet tot nou nie. Die aap is uit die mou!"

"The couple have been seeing each other for a long time, but no one knew about it. The monkey is out of the sleeve!"