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level with Informal

Meaning: If you level with someone, you tell them the truth about something.

Synonym: come clean

For example:

  • level with sb Why won't you level with me and tell me what's really going on?

  • level with sb I'll level with you, Heather. My brother's a lovely guy, but he's got a problem with gambling.

Quick Quiz:

Christine wouldn't level with me because she was
  1. afraid I'd be angry
  2. short of money
  3. much taller than me

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