unbosom (oneself) to (someone)(redirected from unbosom themselves to)
unbosom (oneself) to (someone)
To share one's deepest or most intimate emotions, thoughts, or secrets with someone else, especially in a profuse or sudden manner. I had simply asked him how things had been, when suddenly he unbosomed himself to me about all the problems he and his wife had been experiencing lately. I apologize for unbosoming myself to you like that. I'd been holding on to that secret for a long time and just had to tell someone. I hadn't expected her to unbosom herself to me with a confession of love, but it made my heart soar to hear it.
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unbosom oneself to someone
Fig. to reveal one's inner thoughts and secrets to someone. He unbosomed himself to his best friend. Todd unbosomed himself to almost everyone he met.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.