One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with negative Use polite or moderate expressions to indicate disapproval.‘I hope she and her colleagues won't mince matters’
- ‘You must forsake all that, young man, or old man either; it is no use mincing matters with you.’
- ‘Father Ton is a unique personality who in forthright conversations does not mince matters.’
- ‘He was not one to mince matters, nor did he wrap up inconvenient topics in persiflage.’
- ‘Many thoughtful men heard you and have not minced matters in their open approbation of your sermon.’
- ‘The Hadis has not minced matters, but divulged the supreme mission of Islam with absolute frankness.’
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