come into the public domain


come into the public domain
   to cease being a secret
   It refers to embarrassing or scandalous information which politicians or public employees wish to conceal:
    Naturally we are, all of us, in the Service concerned that advice one has given could be misunderstood if it were to come into the public domain. (Lynn and Jay, 1986)

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