speak (one's) piece

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speak (one's) piece

To share one's views or opinions out loud. Look, just give me five minutes to speak my piece, and then I'll leave you alone. You had your chance to speak your piece—now it's Sarah's turn.
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speak one's piece

Also, say one's piece. Say what one thinks, or what one usually says or is expected to say. For example, All right, you've spoken your piece; now let someone else have a turn. The piece in this expression alludes to a memorized poem or speech of the kind recited in a classroom. [Mid-1900s]
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She can always speak her piece and tell the court about what she feels is the importance of the arguments, of the petition that we have,' the former Commission on Human Human Rights chair said.
Sister Jacques-Marie, whose genuine humility and humor come shining through--she still marvels at the French press' speculation about an alleged romance between the young nun and the artist--knew when to speak her piece and when to listen.