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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

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to put one's cards on the table

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

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on the level

truthfully and without any deception

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to cross one's heart

to swear that one is telling the truth about something or is going to do something as promised

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to make a clean breast of sth

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

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to come clean

to finally reveal or admit the truth about something

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to take the lid off sth

to make known an unpleasant truth about something

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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

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on the up and up

in a way that involves no deception or rule violations

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home truth

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

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to come out in the wash

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

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