Come out and say it

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Definition

to come out and say it: just say what you have to say
idiom
After three hours of questioning, he finally came out and said it. It took him a long time but he told us in the end.

Examples

  • "I'm not one to hedge the issue, so I will simply come out and say it: several of you have abused our copier and as a direct result of your abuse, brought it to an untimely end."
  • "Just come right out and say 'you're fired' - simple as that."

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