level with someone

level with someone

Speak frankly and openly to someone, as in His companions advised him to level with the customs inspector. [Colloquial; early 1900s] Also see on the level.
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level with someone

in. to speak truly and honestly with someone. Okay, I’m gonna level with you. This thing is a steal at this price!
See also: level
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He's started so much that it's difficult to accept and we've seen it at club level with someone like Steven Gerrard when he was getting to the end," he said.
appears to put him on a level with someone like Alex Ross, The New Yorker's no-fooling music critic.
To have the chance maybe draw level with someone like Ian Rush is unbelievable.
To be level with someone like that, and win the championship and score a goal is fantastic.
But to gain an appreciation of the complete picture - including many little things most visitors would never notice - it helps to see the slough at sea level with someone like Tom Gaskill.