当你让某人 spill the beans 的时候，你实际上是让此人把秘密告诉你，泄漏秘密。
- As soon as he was arrested the thief spilled the beans: he told the police about the other members of his gang. The police caught them all.
- You spent a whole hour in the boss‘s office. Is he going to give a pay rise? Come on, spill the beans!
值得注意的是，另一个短语是 full of beans 意思是精力冲沛，充满活力。
- Johnny was full of beans when he visited his grandfather. The old man did everything to please the boy.