come clean

This page is about the idiom 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

a. her dreams for the future

b. her problems in the past

c. her thoughts at the moment

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Contributor: Matt Errey