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clean breast

The American HeritageĀ® Idioms Dictionary
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  • It would do me good to make a clean breast of it, dear brother confessor.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Fandor realised that the corporal had decided to make a clean breast of it.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Mastering his emotion, de Loubersac decided to make a clean breast of it.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • You have told me so much already that you may as well make a clean breast of it.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It won't mean that you mustn't make a clean breast of everything to Maud and to Sam.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He directed Valentine to Central Park and made a clean breast of it.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Shall I make a clean breast of it, and tell my companion my whole story?

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • What you then look for is clearly impossible; make a clean breast of it, and begin.'

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • We have all been lying; but to you, at least, I mean to make a clean breast of it.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • He'll do it, because I made a clean breast of it, didn't I, Mr. Bommaney?

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance David Christie Murray

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