out with it
Say it, as in Tell us what you really think—out with it! Used as an imperative, this idiom uses out in the sense of “public.”
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relinquish, reveal, own, dump, unload, shake, confide, clear, relieve, divulge, ease, confess, disburden, disencumber, lose, discharge, disclose, lighten, empty, unbosom
- out on one's ear,
- out on the town,
- out sister,
- out there,
- out to lunch,
- out, damned spot!,
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