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warts and all

Cliché even with the flaws. It's a great performancewarts and all. Yes, we admire each other very much, warts and all.
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warts and all

Including all blemishes, faults, and shortcomings, as in Rather unwisely, they decided to buy the house, warts and all. This expression supposedly alludes to Oliver Cromwell's instruction to portrait painter Sir Peter Lely to "remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it." [First half of 1600s]
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warts and all

COMMON If you describe or accept someone or something warts and all, you describe or accept them as they really are, including all their faults. After all these years, I know Paul very well and I love him, warts and all. Couldn't you go ahead anyway and write the unauthorized biography, warts and all? Note: You can use warts-and-all before a noun. This is very much a warts-and-all biography. Note: The 17th century English leader Oliver Cromwell is said to have told an artist who was painting his portrait that he did not wish to be flattered: `Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.'
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warts and all

including features or qualities that are not appealing or attractive. informal
This expression is said to stem from a request made by Oliver Cromwell to the portrait painter Peter Lely : ‘Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me’.
1998 Times We painted Fayed, warts and all; Fleet Street denounces us for not painting just the warts.
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ˌwarts and ˈall

(informal) including all the faults as well as the good points: She still loves him, warts and all.The story is that Oliver Cromwell asked the painter Sir Peter Lely to paint him exactly as he appeared, including all his bad features such as his warts (= a small hard lump that grows on the skin).
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wart

1. n. an annoying person. (Also a rude term of address.) Tell the wart to leave, or we will be forced to call Spike, who doesn’t care for such persons.
2. n. a problem or an obstruction in a plan. Okay, now we come to the wart. We don’t have the money to carry out this plan.

worry wart

n. someone who worries all the time. Don’t be such a worry wart.
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warts and all

Slang
All defects and imperfections notwithstanding: They love each other, warts and all.
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warts and all

Without sparing any literal or figurative blemishes. The phrase is attributed to England's Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, who ordered Sir John Lely, the artist painting his portrait, not to flatter him, but to paint him with any and all physical imperfections . . . “‘warts and all.” As many people over the years credited Cromwell with the phrase, there is no definite proof that he did indeed use it. Still, if he didn't, he should have.
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Warts are common on humans, toads, and many animals.
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FEH is characterized by multiple flat warts with finely stippled surfaces, which frequently occur on the labial and buccal mucosa, lateral tongue and lip commissures.
MY grandmother sent me also along to Paradise Street, as it was called then, to have my warts charmed.
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com website, he completely understands what it is like to feel frightened and panicked following a diagnosis of genital warts.
Genital warts are a sexually transmitted condition caused by the human papilloma virus but new research shows that there's a significant decline in the numbers of young women with genital warts if they get vaccinated.
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This retrospective study looked for evidence of hidden anal cancer or pre-cancerous cell changes in anal warts which were surgically removed from 320 men who have sex with men, who were treated between 2002 and 2007 for anal warts.
75% creams applied daily for up to 8 weeks were well tolerated and more efficacious than was placebo in treating external genital warts in women, results from two combined randomized studies showed.
Most warts are harmless, but some have been linked to cervical cancer.
Twenty per cent of warts disappear without treatment within six months and 65 per cent within two years.