fess up


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Verb1.fess up - admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error; "the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting"
concede, confess, profess - admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money"

fess up

verb
Slang. To recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of:
Chiefly Regional: allow.
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Anyway, they may never have to fess up as a source says that Harry will never commit to JUST Kendall.
If Roberts wants to come clean, he'd better fess up before he takes the hot seat.
And all those people clad in million-dollar jewels and almost believable lies--the ones not nearly as courageous and without half of his conviction--were forced to fess up.