to walk the walk
/wˈɔːk ðə wˈɔːk/
to take action based on one's words or beliefs and living up to the standards that one talks about
to give one's word
/ɡˈɪv wˈʌnz wˈɜːd/
to make a firm promise to someone
to take one's word for it
/tˈeɪk wˈʌnz wˈɜːd fɔːɹ ɪt/
to believe what someone says without needing further proof
benefit of the doubt
/bˈɛnɪfˌɪt ʌvðə dˈaʊt/
an assumption based on trust given to a person or thing, even though one is not entirely sure
from (the bottom of) one's heart
/fɹʌm ðə bˈɑːɾəm ʌv wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt/
in an honest or sincere manner
to shoot from the hip
/ʃˈuːt fɹʌmðə hˈɪp/
to not think carefully before saying something or reacting to a situation
to make no bones about sth
/mˌeɪk nˈoʊ bˈoʊnz ɐbˌaʊt ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to not hesitate to do or say what one truly wants
to lay it on the line
/lˈeɪ ɪt ɑːnðə lˈaɪn/
to talk about something openly and frankly, particularly something that is unpleasant to hear
to give it to sb straight
/ɡˈɪv ɪt tʊ ˌɛsbˈiː stɹˈeɪt/
to directly tell a person a fact, usually one that is unpleasant
to talk turkey
/tˈɔːk tˈɜːki/
to seriously and honestly discuss a matter
to pull no punches
/pˈʊl nˈoʊ pˈʌntʃᵻz/
to show one's criticism or disapproval without considering other people's feelings
(as) man to man
/æz mˈæn tə mˈæn/
in a completely honest and frank way, particularly used for a discussion between two men
in so / as many words
/ɪn sˌoʊ æz mˈɛni wˈɜːdz/
(of a fact stated) in a way that is very direct and clear
gentleman's agreement
/dʒˈɛntəlmənz ɐɡɹˈiːmənt/
an agreement that is based on the mutual trust of the parties, which is of no legal value
to wear / have one's heart on one's sleeve
/wˈɛɹ hæv wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt ˌɑːn wˈʌnz slˈiːv/
to make no effort to hide one's true feelings and intentions
to open one's heart to sb/sth
/ˈoʊpən wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt tʊ ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to reveal to a person, an organization, etc. what one truly feels or thinks
to open the kimono
/ˈoʊpən ðə kɪmˈoʊnoʊ/
(of a business) to share confidential or sensitive information to a business partner or colleague
to bare one's heart / soul
/bˈɛɹ wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt sˈoʊl/
to start to talk about what one truly feels or thinks
to pour one's heart out
/pˈoːɹ wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt ˈaʊt/
to openly share one's thoughts and feelings with someone
to spill one's guts (out)
/spˈɪl wˈʌnz ɡˈʌts ˈaʊt/
to share with someone all one's feelings, most private thoughts, and secrets
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