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warts and all

Cliché even with the flaws. It's a great performancewarts and all. Yes, we admire each other very much, warts and all.
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warts and all

Including all blemishes, faults, and shortcomings, as in Rather unwisely, they decided to buy the house, warts and all. This expression supposedly alludes to Oliver Cromwell's instruction to portrait painter Sir Peter Lely to "remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it." [First half of 1600s]
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warts and all

COMMON If you describe or accept someone or something warts and all, you describe or accept them as they really are, including all their faults. After all these years, I know Paul very well and I love him, warts and all. Couldn't you go ahead anyway and write the unauthorized biography, warts and all? Note: You can use warts-and-all before a noun. This is very much a warts-and-all biography. Note: The 17th century English leader Oliver Cromwell is said to have told an artist who was painting his portrait that he did not wish to be flattered: `Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.'
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warts and all

including features or qualities that are not appealing or attractive. informal
This expression is said to stem from a request made by Oliver Cromwell to the portrait painter Peter Lely : ‘Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me’.
1998 Times We painted Fayed, warts and all; Fleet Street denounces us for not painting just the warts.
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ˌwarts and ˈall

(informal) including all the faults as well as the good points: She still loves him, warts and all.The story is that Oliver Cromwell asked the painter Sir Peter Lely to paint him exactly as he appeared, including all his bad features such as his warts (= a small hard lump that grows on the skin).
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wart

1. n. an annoying person. (Also a rude term of address.) Tell the wart to leave, or we will be forced to call Spike, who doesn’t care for such persons.
2. n. a problem or an obstruction in a plan. Okay, now we come to the wart. We don’t have the money to carry out this plan.

worry wart

n. someone who worries all the time. Don’t be such a worry wart.
See also: wart, worry

warts and all

Slang
All defects and imperfections notwithstanding: They love each other, warts and all.
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warts and all

Without sparing any literal or figurative blemishes. The phrase is attributed to England's Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, who ordered Sir John Lely, the artist painting his portrait, not to flatter him, but to paint him with any and all physical imperfections . . . “‘warts and all.” As many people over the years credited Cromwell with the phrase, there is no definite proof that he did indeed use it. Still, if he didn't, he should have.
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The study was well conducted with appropriate safeguards for bias (independent adjudication of plantar wart clearance).
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Warts are usually harmless growths that appear anywhere on the body--often on the hands and feet.
Warts are most commonly found on the hands and look like small cauliflowers.
Patients applied the topical ointment three times daily until the warts cleared or for a maximum of 16 weeks.
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Warts may appear within several weeks after sex with an infected person or they may take several months to present, or never appear at all.
For example, a wart on one finger can spread to the next finger.
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Put the medication on the wart at bedtime, after you shower, for two to three weeks," says Dr Nanni.