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 agree with Yogi when he said he, Gus MacPherson and myself get attention because we speak our minds.
He'd make us stand in front of our peers and speak our minds,'' she said, ``but most importantly, he made us listen to each other - respect each other's points of view even if we disagreed with them.
We must live the principles we believe; stand up for what we think is just; speak our minds, even if our voices shake; and remember that the appreciation for religious diversity comes in the form of our actions as well as our thoughts.
I know the Government apologised to Mr Wolfgang, but I fear we will no longer be free to speak our minds without incurring the wrath of the powers that be.
We heard from a secretary that we could really speak our minds, even if we're not the big boss,'' Rivetti said.