Truth, Secrecy, & Deception - Truthfulness

Dive into English idioms regarding truthfulness, like "make a clean breast of" and "come out the wash".







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English idioms relate to Truth, Secrecy, & Deception
to show one's true colors

to behave in a way that reveals who a person truly is as opposed to whom they seem to be

to put one's cards on the table

to honestly share one's thoughts, feelings, or plans

on the level

truthfully and without any deception

to cross one's heart

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

to make a confession about what one has done wrong or lied about, especially to gain relief

to come clean

to finally reveal or admit the truth about something

to take the lid off sth

to make known an unpleasant truth about something

the birds and (the) bees

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

in a way that involves no deception or rule violations

home truth

an unpleasant, yet truthful information someone reveals or points out about one

to come out in the wash

(of a hidden fact) to be eventually revealed or discovered

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