to show / reveal one's true colors
/ʃˈoʊ ɹɪvˈiːl wˈʌnz tɹˈuː kˈʌlɚz/
to behave in a way that reveals who a person truly is as opposed to whom they seem to be
to put / lay one's cards on the table
/pˌʊt lˈeɪ wˈʌnz kˈɑːɹdz ɑːnðə tˈeɪbəl/
to honestly share one's thoughts, feelings, or plans
on the level
/ɑːnðə lˈɛvəl/
truthfully and without any deception
to cross one's heart
/kɹˈɔs wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt/
to swear that one is telling the truth about something or is going to do something as promised
to make a clean breast of sth
/mˌeɪk ɐ klˈiːn bɹˈɛst ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to make a confession about what one has done wrong or lied about, especially to gain relief
to come clean
/kˈʌm klˈiːn/
to finally reveal or admit the truth about something
to take / blow the lid off sth
/tˈeɪk blˈoʊ ðə lˈɪd ˈɔf ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to make known an unpleasant truth about something
the birds and (the) bees
/ðə bˈɜːdz ænd ðə bˈiːz/
a conversation with children about disturbing topics like where babies come from or what is the goal of marriage are being discussed
on the up and up
/ɑːnðɪ ˌʌp ænd ˈʌp/
in a way that involves no deception or rule violations
home truth
/hˈoʊm tɹˈuːθ/
an unpleasant, yet truthful information someone reveals or points out about one
to come out in the wash
/kˈʌm ˈaʊt ɪnðə wˈɑːʃ/
(of a hidden fact) to be eventually revealed or discovered
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