open the kimono
metaphor. To open a company's accounting books for inspection; to expose something previously hidden.

Example Citation:
"Public companies also have much stricter rules of disclosure to potential investors. The company founder who used to keep his yearly salary a tight secret must reveal all when he goes public.

'You have to be prepared to open the kimono,' Meyers said."
—George Hostetter, "Going public: Rewarding, dangerous," The Fresno Bee

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