tell it like it is


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Tell it like it is.

Inf. Speak frankly.; Tell the truth no matter who is criticized or how much it hurts. Come on man, tell it like it is! Well, I've got to tell it like it is.
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tell it like it is

to describe a situation honestly without avoiding any unpleasant details I am honest about things, and I'm going to tell it like it is as long as I am in charge of this project.
See also: like, tell

tell it like it is

to describe a situation honestly, not avoiding any of the unpleasant details There's no point pretending to young women that having a baby doesn't hurt. You've got to tell it like it is. She's a straight talker, is Karen. She tells it like it is.
See also: like, tell

tell it like it is

Speak the truth, no matter how unpleasant. For example, We're obligated to tell it like it is to the stockholders. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
See also: like, tell