speak as (one) finds(redirected from spoke as they find)
speak as (one) finds
To speak candidly as one sees or experiences or sees, even if it comes across as rude or tactless. The candidate built his brand off of speaking as he finds, which seems to strike a chord with the working class voters in his constituency.
speak as you findbase your opinion of someone or something purely on personal experience; voice your frank opinion, even if it is interpreted as rude.
1988 Hilary Mantel Eight Months on Ghazzah Street Look, I don't have any theories. I just go issue by issue. I just speak as I find.