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.
The Crystal Palace boss isn't the most popular bloke with opposing fans but he's not scared to speak his mind and go in hard when he thinks he's right.
If KK can't speak his mind then why doesn't Mike Ashley speak his mind to us?
Dave Warkentin, president and CEO of the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, said, ``He's got a very calm and pragmatic approach, a very strong business mind, and not afraid to speak his mind.
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.
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.
My father's tendency to speak his mind publicly, and also occasionally to overshoot--both in his writings and in public forums, particularly on political issues--was often hard for my mother to take.
Not afraid to speak his mind, as the Clinton-appointed head of the US Drug Enforcement Agency, he was less than complimentary about police corruption in Mexico before retiring last year.
As Ronald Reagan's chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, then during his stint as secretary of education, and finally as drug "czar" in the Bush administration, Bennett never hesitated to speak his mind.
O's witty personality and tendency to speak his mind and Banyan's successful track record in producing highly rated programming that strikes an emotional chord with its audience.
The Sheffield frontman wears his heart on his sleeve and is not afraid to speak his mind.
During the past three weeks, Hathout has steadfastly defended his right to freely speak his mind, and his interfaith work has been strongly supported by a broad cross section of Angelenos, including some Jews.