frankly

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frankly speaking

A phrase used to indicate that one is about to speak in a more straightforward or candid manner. Nancy's a nice person and all, but, frankly speaking, her outfit is hideous. Frankly speaking, you need to be more responsible with you finances.
See also: frankly, speaking

speaking quite frankly

A phrase used to indicate that one is about to speak in a more straightforward or candid manner. Nancy's a nice person and all, but, speaking quite frankly, her outfit is hideous. Speaking quite frankly, you need to be more responsible with you finances.
See also: frankly, quite, speaking

(speaking) (quite) frankly

 and frankly speaking
a transitional phrase announcing that the speaker is going to talk in a more familiar and totally forthright manner. Tom: Speaking quite frankly, I'm not certain she's the one for the job. Mary: l agree. Bob: We ought to be looking at housing in a lower price bracket. Bill: Quite frankly, lagree. "Frankly speaking," said John, "I think you're out of your mind!"