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]
See also: piece, speak
References in classic literature ?
Do speak your piece to me, I do so like 'Macaulay's Lays.'"
And of course, you can have ideas and speak your piece. But there's a code you live by when you're a kept man.
In that vein, you may have peace of mind once you speak your piece.
And in return, when someone else is speaking, listen--don't simply wait to speak your piece. Instead, take time to listen.
"I learned from Jay to make sure you speak your piece," Burrows says.
Political freedom--the ability to stand up in the public square and speak your piece and have a say in who runs the government--is prized by Americans.
"(Jewish people) are after one world religion and one world government," Hutton Gibson, who is Roman Catholic, told Steve Feuerstein of "Speak Your Piece!" on WSNR, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.
Rest on your laurels while you can, You're up and at'em in March, ready to speak your piece. Don't put professional concerns over personal needs.