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come clean

Meaning: If you come clean about something, you let people know about it after keeping it a secret.

For example:

  • The President should come clean with the people and admit that there's been corruption in the government.

  • If he'd just come clean about his mistake, we could solve the problem and then move on.

Quick Quiz:

She decided to come clean about
  1. her dreams for the future
  2. her problems in the past
  3. her thoughts at the moment

Discuss: come clean

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