lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

idiom

: to be honest with other people and to tell them one's thoughts, plans, etc., in a very open way
Before we can talk further, you need to put all your cards on the table.

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lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table

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“Lay/put (all/all of) one's cards on the table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%2Fput%20%28all%2Fall%20of%29%20one%27s%20cards%20on%20the%20table. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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