to be honest

to be honest
to be honest spoken phrase
used when telling someone what you really think, especially when it may be something that they do not want to hear

To be honest, the meal was terrible.

to be quite/​absolutely/​perfectly honest:

To be quite honest, I’m just not interested.

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is true or exactsynonym
Main entry: honest

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speaking frankly

I've never been much of a movie buff, to be honest


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