frankly speaking

frankly speaking

A phrase used to indicate that one is about to speak in a more straightforward or candid manner. Nancy's a nice person and all, but, frankly speaking, her outfit is hideous. Frankly speaking, you need to be more responsible with you finances.
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"It is an incident of my cricket career that I cannot forget and will never be able to forget because frankly speaking if I had taken that catch things could have been different," Khan said.
"Frankly speaking, investors have fears the situation is not that calm in Kyrgyzstan and that the country will have peace and stability," he said.
Frankly speaking, some members of the Interim Government, governors and mayors worked from April 8 to June 10 -- only 2 months and 2 days," he said.The National Commission also said it was mistake to release prisoners in Nookat.
Besides, we have proven ourselves unreliable partner, when the package agreement was signed for $450 million, we tricked Russia, frankly speaking,\" Atambaev said referring to the agreement of the Russian leadership with former President Bakiev at the beginning of 2009 (Russia provided $300 million loan and $150 million grant) and the promise to evict the U.S.
"I respect President Roza Otunbaeva not as politician, but as mother and woman," said Ata-Jurt party co-leader Kamchibek Tashiev on the national television program yesterday."Frankly speaking, we are far from thought that she will be able to bring the country out of crisis.
"26 judges are those who chose not to resolve this problem in order to keep their seats through relatives and cronies of Beknazarov," Erkinbek Toktomambetov said."Frankly speaking, we were cold-shouldered with Beknazarov since long time ago.
"Frankly speaking, we were up to the ears in other problems," Bakiev said.The new equipment includes fire fighting vehicles, vehicles with cranes, trucks and many other.The equipment will be distributed across Kyrgyzstan.
Frankly speaking, somewhere it is more favorable to use the first document, in some cases it is better for us to follow the second document.
Frankly speaking, all issues are important for Kyrgyzstan," the Prime Minister said.
"In all these years we have never touched the topic of the G8 in our contacts with anyone, and, frankly speaking, we did not even have it in mind when we were building our foreign policy," he said.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Shijas Crescent and Shabir Crescent, long-time fish vendors at Al Wakra who are also owners of the restaurant, said, "Frankly speaking, it's not a new concept.