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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She says: "I wrote I Rise as a way of giving a voice to all marginalised people who feel they don't have the opportunity to speak their mind. I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, to speak their minds and to love themselves." Respect.
it's not about being afraid, that's a cop-out; and we all know in America that everyone has the right to speak their minds, but trash talk for the sake of denigrating women doing their jobs is...
Darwaish Foundation president Sailullah Darwaish said in a press release on Sunday it would hold a function on Monday inviting the elderly people to speak their minds. He said the foundation had been active to address the issues of elderly people.
He said that he was present at the meeting with Obaseki at Irrua, noting that those were also at the parley will attest to the fact that he spoke his mind boldly and sincerely, unlike some of the APC leaders who were not courageous enough to speak their minds, even though they harbour serious misgivings in their minds about the APC administration.
If people are terrified to speak their minds for fear of being I have lost count of the number of celebrities who have been induced to say incriminating things by this well-used ruse.
Five Manitoba ministers who started a revolt against the leadership of NDP Premier Greg Selinger resigned their cabinet posts today, citing "turmoil" and "grave concerns" about not being able to speak their minds in government.
Insiders added that Rooney has always been a "dream booking" for the show and producers are hoping that both Clancy and the wife of Wayne Rooney will reveal some of their life's secrets on the show as they are "never afraid to speak their minds".
But Killie midfielder Kelly insists managers should be allowed to speak their minds without fear of reprisals.
Assembly Members and MPs are free to speak their minds and even dish out abuse with impunity, whilst even the most innocuous of passing comments from councillors may be subject to months of investigation.
Summary: Manchester City manager Mark Hughes insists he wants his players to speak their minds, believing it is "healthy" for the team.
The young people, from New College Durham, are holding a showcase of their versions of classic songs from artists who aren't afraid to speak their minds on political issues, such as U2, REM and Pink.
Founded by freelance journalist HeathCliff Rothman, the contest was created to encourage young people to speak their minds by making films about important social issues.
Too many politicians fail to speak their minds, that is until they are out of office in cosy retirement and looking to make money from their memoirs or diaries.
The women characters are strong: they speak their minds, they listen to their hearts.
I enjoy Chris's forthright column and UKIP welcomes people who speak their minds rather thank ow -towing to political correctness.