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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After the mystery, difficulty, and uncertainty of dealing with the other sex, intercourse with one's own is apt to have a composing and even ennobling influence, since plain speaking is possible and subterfuges of no avail.
A little gasp ran round the circle at this plain speaking.
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.
His QC, John Campbell, said: "This was against a family background of four self-made men, accustomed to plain speaking.
Plain speaking that should be reproduced for all men of a certain age.
You sound like a plain speaking woman and I have seen down-to-earth participants change a meeting by using resolutely straightforward language and gently challenging others to clarify what they really mean: when you say run it up the flagpole and see who salutes, do you mean a full trial or market research?
AND picking up last week's hook about more plain speaking, what about these for the future?
Your daughter obviously has no problem with a bit of plain speaking at all.