come clean

This page is about the idiom come clean


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