level with

This page is about the phrasal verb level with.

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

a. afraid I'd be angry

b. short of money

c. much taller than me

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Contributor: Matt Errey