speak one's mind

Also, speak out. Say what one really thinks, talk freely and fearlessly, as in Will you give me a chance to speak my mind or am I supposed to agree with everything you say? or Jan welcomed the chance to speak out about abortion. The first term dates from about 1600, the variant from the late 1600s. Also see speak one's piece.


Nearby words

  1. spda,
  2. speak,
  3. speak down to,
  4. speak for,
  5. speak of the devil,
  6. speak one's piece,
  7. speak out,
  8. speak out of turn,
  9. speak softly and carry a big stick,
  10. speak the same language

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