make a clean breast of something

make a clean breast of something
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I was forced to make a clean breast of the whole affair.


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  • make a clean breast of something — phrase to tell the truth about something wrong that you have done so that you can stop feeling guilty about it Thesaurus: to admit you are wrong or have done something wrongsynonym Main entry: clean * * * I see clean I …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a clean breast of something — to tell the truth about something wrong that you have done so that you can stop feeling guilty about it …   English dictionary

  • make a clean breast — If someone makes a clean breast, they confess in full to something they have done …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make a clean breast of it — ► make a clean breast of it fully confess something. Main Entry: ↑clean …   English terms dictionary

  • make a clean breast of — verb admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting • Syn: ↑own up, ↑fess up • Hypernyms: ↑concede, ↑profess, ↑confess …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a clean breast of it — to tell the truth about something, especially something bad or illegal that you have done, so that you do not have to feel guilty any more. After months of lying about the money, I decided to make a clean breast of it and tell the truth …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a clean breast — verb to be honest about something; to confess It is well, then that we should be frank, said the other. We both think more than we have said; let us make a clean breast. This masked figure that you saw, did you recognise it? …   Wiktionary

  • clean — clean1 [ klin ] adjective *** ▸ 1 not dirty ▸ 2 not guilty/illegal/wrong ▸ 3 smooth/regular/neat ▸ 4 light and fresh ▸ 5 without writing/errors ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) not dirty: Go and put on a clean shirt. nice clean towels spotlessly clean:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breast — [[t]bre̱st[/t]] ♦♦♦ breasts 1) N COUNT: oft poss N A woman s breasts are the two soft, round parts on her chest that can produce milk to feed a baby. She wears a low cut dress which reveals her breasts... As my newborn cuddled at my breast, her… …   English dictionary

  • clean — I UK [kliːn] / US [klɪn] adjective Word forms clean : adjective clean comparative cleaner superlative cleanest *** 1) not dirty Go and put on a clean shirt. nice clean towels clean and tidy: I like to keep the place clean and tidy. spotlessly… …   English dictionary

  • clean — clean1 W2 [kli:n] adj comparative cleaner superlative cleanest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not dirty)¦ 2¦(people/animals)¦ 3¦(environment)¦ 4¦(fair or legal)¦ 5¦(not offensive)¦ 6 come clean 7 make a clean breast of it …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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