One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Confess fully one's mistakes or wrongdoings.
tell the truth, be completely honest, tell all, make a clean breast of itView synonyms
- ‘I can think of no reason why you should not make a clean breast of it.’
- ‘Let's make a clean breast of it so we can start the day anew filled with love.’
- ‘Tell all, make a clean breast of it, say what it is.’
- ‘I reckon you need to wipe the slate, mate, make a clean breast of it, so to speak.’
- ‘But we will be demanding they make a clean breast of it as soon as possible.’
- ‘More than 10 years on, Jersey has finally made a clean breast of it.’
- ‘He makes a clean breast of it all to David, Helen's young friend from England who comes looking for salvation.’
- ‘If any would care to make a clean breast of it, incidentally, we're willing to listen.’
- ‘If he has had an extramarital affair, he ought to make a clean breast of it.’
- ‘Why don't they make a clean breast of it and say, ‘Look, ladies and gentlemen, we're really not dealing in news.’’
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