call it/them like one sees it/them

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of call it/them like one sees it/them

: to state one's opinion in an open, honest, and direct way
  • You may not agree with him, but he calls them like he sees them!

Word by Word Definitions

call play
  1. : to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout

  2. : to make a request or demand

  3. : to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. : an act of calling with the voice : shout

  2. : an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

  3. : an instrument used for calling

them play
  1. : objective case of they

  2. : they

  3. : those

  1. : those

see play sees
  1. : to perceive by the eye

  2. : to perceive or detect as if by sight

  3. : to have experience of : undergo

  1. : cathedra

  2. : a cathedral town

  3. : a seat of a bishop's office, power, or authority


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