One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘dangerous drugs were openly on sale’
publicly, in public, in full view of people, for all to see, undisguisedly, blatantly, flagrantly, brazenly, with no attempt at concealment, overtly, boldly, audaciously
unashamedly, shamelessly, unabashedly, wantonly, immodestly
2‘he could no longer speak openly of his problems’
frankly, candidly, explicitly, honestly, truly, sincerely, forthrightly, directly, straightforwardly, bluntly, plainly, in plain language, unreservedly, without constraint, truthfully, without dissembling, to someone's face, straight from the shoulder, without beating about the bush, with no holds barred, man to man, woman to woman
informal on the level
British informal straight up
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