bare (one's) soul

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bare (one's) soul

To share one's intimate thoughts or feelings with another person. I don't know Adam that well, so I was surprised that he bared his soul to me. There are very few people I would bare my soul to.
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bare one's soul (to someone)

Fig. to reveal one's innermost thoughts to someone; to tell another person exactly how one feels about someone or something. Mary bared her soul to Jane and Jane told Mary her problems also. You don't have to bare your soul to me. Just tell me why you are crying.
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bare one's soul

Reveal one's most private thoughts and feelings. For example, Teenagers rarely bare their souls to their parents; they prefer their peers. This figurative use of the verb bare, which literally means "make bare" or "uncover," dates from a.d. 1000.
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bare your soul

If you bare your soul to someone, you tell them all your private thoughts and feelings. We all need someone we can bare our souls to, someone we can confide in. He seemed to feel no embarrassment about baring his soul in public.
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bare your ˈsoul

tell somebody your deepest feelings: Finally she bared her soul to him, saying she had always loved him.
If you bare something, you remove the covering from it, especially from part of the body.
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People taking part have always bared their souls - and their bellies - in an effort to fix the part of them responsible for those unhealthy habits.
THESE amazing pictures show how the housemates bared their souls, and everything else to Big Brother in the diary room.
But as the couples bared their souls - and everything else - one question remained.
In the end, perhaps what mattered most in the world of books in 1996 was honesty: the exuberant honesty of Oprah Winfrey, who launched an on-the-air book club that sent books flying up best-sellers lists, and the emotional honesty of literary memoirists who bared their souls and saw their books reach readers, too.