Tell it like it is!
tell it like it is
To speak bluntly, directly, and truthfully, even if what is being said is undesirable to the listener. I always respect employees who are willing to tell it like it is, rather than trying to sugarcoat everything to save a little face. I tell it like it is, and that rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
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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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