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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.
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.
spill your gutsINFORMAL
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.