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a woman is as old as she admits

A woman may not share her true age. A: "But she told me she was 45." B: "There's no way. A woman is as old as she admits, you know." Whenever I asked my granddad how old he and Granny were, he would always wink and, "A man is as old as he feels, but a woman is as old as she admits!"
See also: admit, old, she, woman

admit (one) to (something or some place)

To allow one to enter or become a member of some organization or place. This ticket will admit you to the art exhibit. We were admitted to the club after we showed the security guard our identification.
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admit (someone or something) into (something or some place)

1. To allow something to be used as evidence in a trial. In this usage, "into" is always followed by "evidence." The prosecuting attorney tried to admit new documents into evidence.
2. To allow someone to enter or become a member of some organization or place. That university only admits the best applicants into its law program. Luckily, a worker admitted us into the store, even though it was about to close.
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admit defeat

To yield to the opposition or accept that one is wrong in some pursuit. Well, I ran a good campaign, but it is time I admitted defeat in this election.
See also: admit, defeat

admit of (something)

To permit, allow, or suggest something. I think this plot could admit of several different endings.
See also: admit, of

admit to (something)

To confess or acknowledge a personal wrongdoing. "To" can be followed by either the misdeed or the recipient of the confession. Beth finally admitted to cheating on the test. Ryan would not admit to his parents that he had damaged their car.
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I don't mind admitting (something)

I want to tell you something even if it's negative or embarrassing or depicts me unfavorably. I don't mind admitting that I paid way too much money for this computer, so shop around if you're looking for one for yourself. The movie was powerful—I don't mind admitting that I was sobbing like a baby by the end of it.
See also: admit, mind

I don't mind telling you (something)

I want to tell you something even if it's negative or embarrassing or depicts me unfavorably. I don't mind telling you that I paid way too much money for this computer, so shop around if you're looking for one for yourself. The movie was powerful—I don't mind telling you that I was sobbing like a baby by the end of it.
See also: mind, telling
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

admit someone (in)to (some place)

to allow someone to enter some place. They refused to admit us into the theater.
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admit something into something

to allow something to be introduced into something else. You cannot admit this document into the body of evidence!
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admit something to someone

to confess something to someone. Harry admitted his error to his uncle.
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admit to something

to acknowledge or confess something; to acknowledge or confess to having done something. Max would not admit to anything.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

I don’t mind adˈmitting, ˈtelling you..., etc.

used to emphasize what you are saying, especially when you are talking about something that may be embarrassing for you: I was scared, I don’t mind telling you!
See also: mind, telling
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

admit into

v.
To allow someone or something to enter or be a part of something: This school does not admit students into a degree program without a high school diploma. The judge admitted the documents into evidence. We were admitted into the theater even though we were very late.
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admit of

v.
To allow the possibility of something: This problem admits of two very different solutions.
See also: admit, of

admit to

v.
1. To confess something to someone: I didn't want to admit my crimes to them. At first they lied, but later they admitted to the police that they had stolen the bicycle.
2. To confess something: He will never admit to feeling jealous. She admitted to her lies.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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However, for patients who spent between three hours and 51 minutes and four hours in A&E, 53.1pc were admitted to hospital - 2.6 times the average rate, the biggest gap in the area.
George Kimani, 19, of Attoxhall Road, Wyken, admitted breaching a restraining order and committing an offence while subject to a suspended sentence.
His cousin Carl Fletcher, 28, of Old Road, in Ashtonin-Makerfield, has admitted possessing class C drugs with intent to supply.
The fact that the percentage of students admitted from Christian schools and secular schools is fairly similar is irrelevant, because the UC only launched these discriminatory policies in the last year.
Best, if the merger was taken into account, pro forma MetLife-Travelers consolidated admitted assets, at year-end 2004, would have been $394.78 billion.
Patients 1, 9, and 10 had not been admitted to North District Hospital but were admitted directly to hospital A.
A total of 31 patients (4.7%) were admitted to the hospital, 26 of whom (3.9%) had been scheduled only for outpatient surgery (table 2).
He does concede, however, that politicians have been `nervous about forgiveness', perhaps, I suggest, because of, possible demands if wrong-doing by the state is admitted?
The total number of African American students admitted to the most selective UC campuses was small, even under pre-CCRI admissions policies.
At Appeals, the taxpayer can be represented by anyone admitted to practice before the IRS.
In addition to screening new admissions, OBRA requires that annual reviews be conducted of residents with the designated psychiatric conditions, who were admitted prior to the implementation of OBRA, to determine if they are in need of active treatment for mental illness and therefore no longer qualify for nursing home level care.
Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that, far from being more qualified or even equally qualified, the average admitted legacy at Harvard between 1981 and 1988 was significantly less qualified than the average admitted nonlegacy.
Mariusz Pluta, 40, of Whitehall Road, Rugby, admitted breaching a community order by failing to attend unpaid work twice.
Darren Mark Woolnough, 39, of Beechley Drive, Pentrebane, Cardiff, was jailed for six months after he admitted stealing pounds 42.38 worth of meat from Tesco Extra while serving a suspended sentence for two other thefts and carrying pliers to use to commit theft.
CASES heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 10, included: Emmanuel Ibezimako, 22, of Stratford Street, Stoke, admitted driving without due care and attention, failing to stop a vehicle for the police, and driving with the wrong licence and no insurance.