Murder will out


Crime or wrongdoing will eventually be discovered and punished.

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murder will out

Certain news cannot be suppressed, as in He's being charged with embezzlement and fraud—murder will out, you know. This expression already appeared in Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale: “Murder will out that we see day by day.” [Late 1300s]

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