tell it like it is


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Tell it like it is.

Inf. Speak frankly.; Tell the truth no matter who is criticized or how much it hurts. Come on man, tell it like it is! Well, I've got to tell it like it is.
See also: like, tell

tell it like it is

Speak the truth, no matter how unpleasant. For example, We're obligated to tell it like it is to the stockholders. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
See also: like, tell

tell it like it is

describe the true facts of a situation no matter how unpleasant they may be. informal
See also: like, tell

tell it how/like it ˈis

(informal) tell somebody something honestly and directly: All right, I’ll tell it like it is. I don’t love you Rachel, and I never have.
See also: how, like, tell