bare one's soul

bare one's soul

Reveal one's most private thoughts and feelings. For example, Teenagers rarely bare their souls to their parents; they prefer their peers. This figurative use of the verb bare, which literally means "make bare" or "uncover," dates from a.d. 1000.
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Nobody ever mentions how much guts it takes to bare one's soul as Wainwright does in so many tunes while couching these admissions in wry humor.