plain speaking


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Related to plain speaking: Plain language, plain speech
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plain speaking

n [ˌpleɪnˈspiːkɪŋ] there has been some plain speaking between the two leadersi due leader si sono parlati chiaro
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I am curious to know, Clara, what as plain speaking a man as Mr.
He is plain speaking enough to call it a HUMBUG," said the daughter, endeavoring to mouth the word in a theatrical manner.
Accept my thanks for your invitation; and let me hope that my plain speaking has not offended you.
Gentlemen both," he said, "that's what I call plain speaking.
Evidently they decided that the time for plain speaking was come, for now David announced bluntly:
That is plain speaking," said Sancho; "but let your worship take care to choose it on the seacoast, so that if I don't like the life, I may be able to ship off my black vassals and deal with them as I have said; don't mind going to see my lady Dulcinea now, but go and kill this giant and let us finish off this business; for by God it strikes me it will be one of great honour and great profit.
and said she liked plain speaking, and meeting different grades of thought.
Jess Phillips says: "I am plain speaking, a loud mouth some might say.
For all the plain speaking and profanity, it's remarkably sweet-natured.
In Northumberland yesterday, Cabinet minister Liz Truss heard some plain speaking on this subject.
I have met Nigel Farage on a number of occasions and find him to be a very down to earth plain speaking man of the people.
Yorkshire folk are famous for their plain speaking and Hague is a hypocrite.