warts and all
Meaning: If you show something warts and all, you show it exactly as it is without trying to hide any of its faults or weaknesses.
- Are you sure you want to read the first draft? You'll see it warts and all, with all the mistakes and all the bad writing still there.
- People don't want to see an idealised version of his life. They want to know the real story, warts and all.
The Kurt Cobain biography is good because it's a real warts and all account of his life, and it doesn't try to