spill (one's) guts

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spill (one's) guts

slang To speak truthfully and share everything one knows about something, especially a sensitive issue or a wrong one has done. 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.
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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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Throughout the afternoon, individuals will be encouraged to speak their mind and, no less, spill their guts, at the Soapbox Testimonial Station.
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Now other celebrities are welcomed and coddled guests on talk radio, allowed to spill their guts and campaign sound bites with nary a Sean Hannity interruption nor Larry Elderized turn-down of the guest's mike volume.
Stuart has plenty of experience getting people who don't want to talk to spill their guts, and he's happy to share his tips for getting information.
You worked in the equivalent of a psychiatrist's office where people spill their guts over a beer, and this is all you learned?
These are dedicated guys who don't spill their guts right away.
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PERHAPS it's her nursing background that makes people so very eager to spill their guts to Carrie.
Now comes ``Mumford,'' an inoffensive little comedy about a small-town psychologist who listens - and listens - as a parade of eccentrics spill their guts about their various foibles and follies.
In a country where celebrities routinely spill their guts to the media in order to get that big all-American hug of approval (in return for debasing themselves), Kennedy Onassis kept to herself.
A US official said: "We have control of him but these are dedicated guys who don't spill their guts.
They don't really believe that American men are superior to British men, they just don't understand why British men don't feel the need to spill their guts every time they hit a minor emotional obstacle.