come clean

come clean
TELL THE TRUTH, tell all, make a clean breast of it; confess, own up, admit guilt, admit to one's crimes/sins; informal fess up.
clean

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phrasal
slang : to tell the whole story : confess

after he comes clean, I'll do the best for you that I can — Erle Stanley Gardner

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come clean (slang)
To confess or divulge everything
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Main Entry:clean

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come clean phrase
to tell the truth about something that you have kept secret
come clean about/​on/​over:

It is time that the Opposition came clean about their plans for the self-employed.

come clean with:

It was time to come clean with my mother.

Thesaurus: to admit that something is truesynonym to tell or reveal a secret or secretssynonym
Main entry: clean

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informal be completely honest; keep nothing hidden

the company has refused to come clean about its pollution record

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come clean
informal : to tell the truth about what happened : to stop hiding the truth

Eventually she came clean and helped the police recover the goods she'd stolen.

He's finally come clean about his role in the scandal.

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Main Entry:clean
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come clean — see clean, 1
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Main Entry:come

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