speak (one's) mind

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speak (one's) mind

To voice one's thoughts plainly or bluntly. Can I just speak my mind, even though you probably won't like what I have to say?
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speak one's mind

Fig. to say frankly what one thinks (about something). Please let me speak my mind, and then you can do whatever you wish. You can always depend on John to speak his mind. He'll let you know what he really thinks.
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speak one's mind

Also, speak out. Say what one really thinks, talk freely and fearlessly, as in Will you give me a chance to speak my mind or am I supposed to agree with everything you say? or Jan welcomed the chance to speak out about abortion. The first term dates from about 1600, the variant from the late 1600s. Also see speak one's piece.
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speak your mind

express your feelings or opinions frankly.
1982 Marion Z. Bradley The Mists of Avalon Someday she would be too weary or too unguarded to care, and she would speak her mind to the priest.
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speak your ˈmind

say exactly what you think, in a very direct way: I like a man who speaks his mind. OPPOSITE: bite your tongue
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I admire Annabelle Ewing, the only Scots politician who had the guts to face Hoon and speak her mind.
The prime minister said: ``Courageous, determined, tireless and principled, she was never afraid to speak her mind or stand up for her beliefs.
Thus, the protagonist in "Brooklyn" becomes "Marshall's first representation of the dynamic whereby social, political, and economic realities give shape to psychological reality, which may in turn externalize itself in an act of self-decolonization that works to decolonize social, political, and economic spaces." The resolution of this story about sexual harrassment describes a young black woman literally immersing herself in a l ake (an immersion which DeLamotte regards as a conflation of "woman's nature with Nature itself") before she is emboldened to speak her mind over and against the imposition of her seemingly powerful white male antagonist.
Kate is that rare political animal - someone not afraid to speak her mind and articulate the feelings of ordinary people.