Fess up - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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fess up (to something)
to confess to having done something. (Short form of confess.) I tried to get the boy to fess up to doing it, but he wouldn't do it. Come on, fess up.
To admit to something; confess something: The treasurer fessed up when confronted with the evidence of fraud. The gangster fessed up to the crime.
References in periodicals archive
, get a pedicure, toss out those puritanical sneakers and start flirting from head to toe.
Just as he's about to fess up
, Krippendorf does an about-face and invents a fictional tribe, hoping he can go on with his life.
Now fess up
to the real reason why the Kings reacquired Luc Robitaille.
If the tape is actually ruined, a better idea would be to fess up
and ask the librarian how much the tape costs to replace.