spill (one's) guts

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spill (one's) guts

1. slang To speak truthfully and share everything one knows about something, especially a sensitive issue or a wrong one has committed. OK, spill your guts—I want to hear whatever you kids are plotting back there. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to just spill my guts like that. I hope I didn't overwhelm you.
2. slang To vomit violently and extensively. I've been spilling my guts all morning, so, no, I don't think I'll be in to work today.
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spill one's guts

Sl. to tell all; to confess. I had to spill my guts about the broken window. I didn't want you to take the blame. Mary spilled her guts about the window. She confessed that she was trying to shield Bob.
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spill your guts

INFORMAL
If someone spills their guts, they talk a lot about subjects that are private or secret. People call in and just spill their guts about whatever's bothering them in their job or relationship. Note: Your guts are your intestines or internal organs. The idea is of dramatically revealing something hidden.
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spill your guts

reveal copious information to someone in an uninhibited way. informal
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spill your ˈguts (to somebody)

(American English, informal) tell somebody everything you know or feel about something, because you are upset: I know you’re upset about what I did, but did you have to spill your guts to my parents?
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spill one’s guts

verb
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So this week's development had everything - a scorned lover willing to spill his guts to anyone who would listen, celebrity gossip in a reality TV setting and the possible demise of Stacey Dooley.
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In a motel room in or around Ciudad Juarez, a man in a black veil sits down to spill his guts. This sparse, haunting film, coproduced by Mother Jones contributor Charles Bowden, centers on a monologue delivered by a former sicario, a hit man for a Mexican drug cartel.
He will spill his guts for his country on the world stage one last time - then he wants to be a dad," the source added.
But just when Tom's about to spill his guts to her, she introduces him to her Highland fling-turned-fiance, Colin (Kevin McKidd), and asks Tom to be her maid of honor.Tom proceeds to go through the usual machinations to prevent the marriage, and though the film grows more conventional in the process, there's sufficient pointed wit in this first script by Adam Sztykiel along with Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont and finely tuned comic timing in Englishman Paul Weiland's direction.Even more refreshing is the fact that there's a tangible chemistry between Dempsey and Monaghan that makes it easy to root for them as the meant-to-be couple.
As one of the oldest people in the house, she has made a strong start on the show, winning the first Head of Household competition and being chosen by viewers as the person America's Player, Eric, should spill his guts to for $10,000.
Best Actor: The nameless hack who only needed to put a tea towel on his head to convince England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson - usually such a bastion of discretion - to spill his guts on everything from why Ryan Giggs "hates" being Welsh to the future of Aston Villa.
TALLY NO: retired Kilkenny famer Philip Lynch says pro-hunt supporters have threatened to 'spill his guts' because of his campaign to ban the sport; HOUNDED: hunts crossing farmers' land create damage, claims Mr Lynch
He did not spill his guts. Judge Shoob spent two and a half hours trying to find out from Drogoul whether B.N.L.
It leaves Sanchez either ready to spill his guts over the full story or champing at the bit to do his talking on the pitch.