not mince (one's) words

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not mince (one's) words

To speak very bluntly and directly, without regard to whether one's words may upset someone. Wow, your aunt really doesn't mince her words. Is my sweatshirt really that ugly? Let me know what you think of the story when you're done, and, please, don't mince your words.
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not mince words

COMMON If you do not mince your words or do not mince words, you state your opinions clearly and directly, even if it offends people. She told him exactly where he'd gone wrong and she didn't mince her words. You always know you'll get the truth from Dan. He's not one to mince his words. I tell it like it is. I don't mince words.
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Producer-director Bhansali did not mince words to admit he was feeling a wild mix of emotions.
Sharjah: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis did not mince words in criticising his team after England levelled the One-day series 1-1 in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
But let us not mince words over the cause of these evils.
Rebecca Harms, the German co-chairwoman of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the EP, did not mince words when assessing the performance of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu's government.
Pressed to elaborate on the reasons the CFA appears more cautious than it did originally, Sertoglu did not mince words.
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The group's leaders did not mince words about how Democrats performed last November.
Fliti did not mince words as she criticized how Lebanese officials have handled the case.
Bilawal did not mince words when he wrote a note of warning to the government that sounded very much like Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan's daily monitions to the same.
In announcing his candidacy for the country's top post, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sissi did not mince words when he said that rough times are ahead, that sacrifices are to be made.
Let me not mince words, the challenges before you and before all of us are formidable.
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org/bowies-jesus-video-is-a-mess/) Bowie's 'Jesus' Video Is a Mess ," the organization does not mince words about their feelings towards "The Next Day" video.
Mishal Kanoo is known for his straight-forward remarks and one who does not mince words.
does not mince words when he describes the reformed liturgy as "largely unsuccessful in articulating in practice the theological fact that the eucharistic prayer .