speak one's mind


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speak one's mind

Also, speak out. Say what one really thinks, talk freely and fearlessly, as in Will you give me a chance to speak my mind or am I supposed to agree with everything you say? or Jan welcomed the chance to speak out about abortion. The first term dates from about 1600, the variant from the late 1600s. Also see speak one's piece.
See also: mind, speak
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I must have been asleep but I missed the point when it was decreed that one couldn't speak one's mind any more without breaking some politically correct rule.
I will say that it is hard to speak one's mind because of all the political correct rules which have taken over what was once a common-sense decision-making process.
While we all know (but thanks for reminding us) that it is perfectly legal to speak one's mind, there are at least some of us who understand what it means to do so respectfully and with cause.
In particular, the Web offers religious browsers three advantages long attractive to Americans--choice, convenience, and a chance to speak one's mind.
For it is a prized American privilege to speak one's mind, although not always with perfect good taste, on all public institutions.
How refreshing it is for someone to speak one's mind on such a sensitive subject, and how alarming it is that those who were also embroiled in the row stayed silent as they did not want to cause offence.