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fess up

slang To tell the truth about something. "Fess" here is a shortening of "confess." Come on, fess up—you took the money that was on the counter, didn't you? Can you believe that guy fessed up to all three robberies?
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fess up (to something)

to confess to having done something. (Short form of confess.) I tried to get the boy to fess up to doing it, but he wouldn't do it. Come on, fess up.
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fess up

v. Slang
To admit to something; confess something: The treasurer fessed up when confronted with the evidence of fraud. The gangster fessed up to the crime.
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These patients were consecutively managed with FESS by the same physician (P.B.) from 1991 to 2008.
FESS has become more interesting because of some recent developments, one is advent of compact multi-angled telescopes that allow excellent visualization of the nasal cavity for examination and of the sinuses during procedures.
where [[alpha].sub.FESS] = [(1, ..., 1).sup.T]; [f.sub.i] ([x.sup.t]) is the i-th element of the score function of FESS; the parent variable of [h.sub.M] is null.
Kenedy et al.5 used the term FESS to describe the endoscopic technique of simus surgery for treatment of nasal polyposis.
The incidence of concha bullosa in this study was 14% Rt and 28%--Lt and Rt both in CT scan and FESS showing very good agreement (k=0.979).
Mr Mercer told reporters: "As an ex-soldier I believe that when I have got something wrong you have got to fess up and get on with it.
Table 4 shows that HPSO-DE needs least FESS to achieve the acceptable solution on most of functions, which reveals that proposed algorithm has a higher convergent rate than other algorithms.
So far, rotor dynamic problems of FESS's mechanical part have been seen as a cause of decreased rotor dynamic performance and reduced stability [3-9].
In this paper a novel method has introduced that decreased Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in addition to control a Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS).
The Crusaders scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns on a 1-yard run by freshman quarterback Peter Pujals and a 19-yard pass from Pujals to senior wide receiver Mike Fess. Then Georgetown shut them out until there were only 47 seconds to play.
Care's principal brand is the Fess line of cold/allergy and saline nasal health products that includes the leading saline spray for both adults and children in Australia.
However, he does get some good news as heaven's admin team 'fess up to having made a clerical error regarding the shuffling off of his mortal coil - he was due to die in bed in Lyme Regis decades later.
In the recent years, researchers all over the world have done a lot of work on using FESS to improve the stability of power system consisting of doubly-fed induction motors (DFIM) [1], [2].
The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the effects of sulfurous-arsenical-ferruginous thermal water from Levico Spa (Levico Terme, Trento, Italy) nasal irrigation vs isotonic sodium chloride solution nasal irrigation after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic sinonasal disease.
One morning, after coming in off recon patrol, I came out of the shower room and walked right into Fess Parker ('Daniel Boone'), who was touring Vietnam.