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put (something) plainly

To state, explain, or express something clearly and directly. To put it plainly, you've simply not been performing to the standard of quality we expect. Please put your opinion plainly and quit beating around the bush!
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put something plainly

to state something firmly and explicitly. To put it plainly, I want you out of this house immediately. Thank you. I think you've put your feelings quite plainly.
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Thomas McGread, a guru of stewardship if there ever was one, puts it plainly: "The biggest mistake people make is that they think stewardship is a finance program.