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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References in classic literature ?
There was a great deal of bargaining, of running up and beating down; and if a horse may speak his mind so far as he understands, I should say there were more lies told and more trickery at that horse fair than a clever man could give an account of.
But it is at least refreshing to hear any one speak his mind with such frankness.
So Martin contaminated Professor Caldwell with his own earnestness, challenging him to speak his mind. As Ruth paused beside them she heard Martin saying:-
In another tweet shared a few moments later, he announced that this would be his last tweet as he isn't allowed to speak his mind freely.
But Ariana Grande's mother hit back at Piers and said: "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it!" Piers replied that his mother taught him to speak his mind and "never be afraid to express honestly held opinion".
He is an outspoken journalist who doesn't hesitate to speak his mind out; it becomes impossible to ignore a dynamic person like him.
The President has the propensity to speak his mind, and loud at that.
The Foreign Secretary would resign and speak his mind from the backbenches, if he had an ounce of principle left after all the lies and deceit in his career.
If KK can't speak his mind then why doesn't Mike Ashley speak his mind to us?
Gordon Brown yesterday promised to speak his mind to the US administration and always put the British national interest first in his dealings with Washington if he becomes Prime Minister.
HOST: Eamon Dunphy needs Bob Geldof to help boost ratings; GUEST: Bob Geldoff was invited as he likes to speak his mind
AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB on April 15, the actor Tim Robbins got a chance to speak his mind. He used his speech to address the climate of neo-McCarthyism that has resulted in, among other things, the Baseball Hall of Fame withdrawing an invitation to him and his partner, Susan Sarandon, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of their movie on the minor leagues, Bull Durham.
Personally I liked the man: at least he had the guts to speak his mind, which is a quality sadly missing in most other politicians.
There is also a provocative epilogue by Derrick Bell, who never fails to speak his mind.
GEORGE DUFFIELD is never afraid to speak his mind - even when by doing so he may cast himself in a bad light - and he was happy to accept the blame for Wixoe Express's defeat at Newmarket a fortnight ago after the horse's victory in the mile handicap.