make a clean breast of


make a clean breast of
admit everything

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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 — index betray (disclose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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 — phrasal : to make a full disclosure or confession decided to make a clean breast of his part in the affair * * * make a clean breast To make a full confession • • • Main Entry: ↑breast …   Useful english 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

  • 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 of — {v. phr.} To admit (your guilt); tell all about (your wrong doing); confess everything. * /The police caught the hit and run driver and he made a clean breast of his crime./ * /Arthur worried because he cheated on the test, and finally he went to …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a clean breast of — {v. phr.} To admit (your guilt); tell all about (your wrong doing); confess everything. * /The police caught the hit and run driver and he made a clean breast of his crime./ * /Arthur worried because he cheated on the test, and finally he went to …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ a\ clean\ breast\ of — v. phr. To admit (your guilt); tell all about (your wrong doing); confess everything. The police caught the hit and run driver and he made a clean breast of his crime. Arthur worried because he cheated on the test, and finally he went to the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make a clean breast of it — tell all you know about it, admit what you did    The man went to the police and made a clean breast of his crime …   English idioms


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