out-front

[ out-fruhnt ]
/ ˈaʊtˈfrʌnt /

adjective Informal.

candid; frank; honest: The politician was less than out-front with the interviewer.

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Origin of out-front

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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Idioms and Phrases with out-front

out front

In front of a building or house, as in We really need to put another light out front, or I'll meet you at the museum, out front. The antonym, referring to the back of a building, is out back, as in John's out back fixing his bike. The noun front has been used for the side of a building where the main entrance is located since the mid-1300s; back for the rear of a building dates from the late 1300s.

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