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.
See also: piece, speak

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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They liked to hear me "speak pieces" and sing and wanted to see me dance the parse-me-la, and gave me generously of their small silver for doing these things, which seemed strange to me for I wanted to do them so much that I needed bribing to stop, only they didn't know it.