level with

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level with (one)

To be honest with one, especially after having been deceitful or not completely truthful or forthcoming. I'm going to level with you, OK? I'm not who you think I am. Jesse, you need to level with us so we can help you. We're on your side, but you need to tell us the truth.
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level with someone (about someone or something)

Fig. to be straightforward with someone about something; to be sincere or truthful about someone or something. The police encouraged the criminal to level with them about the crime. Level with me, and tell me what you thought of my cake.
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