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An initialism of the phrase "tell it like it is," meaning to speak bluntly, directly, and truthfully, even if what is being said is undesirable to the listener. A: "So I told her that what she did was wack!" B: "TILII, sister!" You can't sugarcoat something like that, you just gotta TILII.
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Tell it like it is!and TILII
exclam. & comp. abb. a phrase encouraging someone to continue to make whatever points were being made; Speak frankly.; Tell the truth no matter how much it hurts. Right on, Fred! TILII! Come on man, tell it like it is!
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