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straight talk

noun phrase

Direct and honest discourse; straight goods (1900+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • They agreed that if Wauchope's friend the curate had given them a straight talk it would have been much straighter.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • She backs me up against the desk and cuts loose with the straight talk.

    Odd Numbers Sewell Ford
  • He was in the habit of having 258 a straight talk with the employing farmers, telling them that the boys must be treated squarely.

  • Sibyl and he were having what he said afterward was quite a straight talk.

    Daddy's Girl L. T. Meade
  • I found out later on that those boys would listen to straight talk on almost any subject, even themselves.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • We are skilled in the use of words—honest, straight talk—not their dissection.

    The Ordeal Charles Egbert Craddock
Idioms and Phrases with straight talk

straight talk

Plain, honest speaking, as in We have to have some straight talk with Harry before he goes away to college. [ Late 1800s ]
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