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Dutch uncle

n.
A stern, candid critic or adviser.

Dutch uncle

n
informal a person who criticizes or reproves frankly and severely

Dutch′ un′cle


n.
a person, often a mentor or advisor, who criticizes or reproves with unsparing severity and frankness.
[1820–30]
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Noun1.Dutch uncle - a counselor who admonishes frankly and sternly
counselor, counsellor - someone who gives advice about problems
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