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say (something) out loud

To verbalize something so that others can hear it. If anyone has a suggestion, be sure to say it out loud! Oops, did I say that out loud? I meant to keep that thought to myself.
See also: loud, out, say
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say something out loud

to say something so it can be heard; to say something that others might be thinking, but not saying. Yes, I said it, but I didn't mean to say it out loud. If you know the answer, please say it out loud.
See also: loud, out, say
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We need to start saying it out loud. Today's terrorism scare is a moral panic--just like the 1950s fear of "creeping communism;' the 1960s reaction against rock and roll, the 1970s belief that cultists were spiriting away our children, the 1980s anxiety that no child was safe in a daycare center, and the 1990s fear that violent video games were inaugurating a youth crime epidemic.
Q: So you don't think it's good that someone is saying it out loud, because that's what it sounded like you were saying.
Try saying it out loud: "Government grants and contracts to religious groups." Hmm.