make a clean breast of

Definition of make a clean breast of

  1. :  to speak openly and honestly about (something that previously has been lied about or kept secret) I decided to make a clean breast of it/things and admit that I was to blame.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

cleanplay
  1. :  free from dirt or pollution

    :  free from contamination or disease

    :  free or relatively free from radioactivity

  1. :  so as to clean

    :  in a clean manner

    :  all the way :  completely

  1. :  to make clean: such as

    :  to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter

    :  to rid of corruption

  1. :  an act of cleaning dirt especially from the surface of something

breastplay
  1. :  either of the pair of mammary glands extending from the front of the chest in pubescent and adult human females and some other mammals

    :  either of the analogous but rudimentary organs of the male chest especially when enlarged

    :  the fore or ventral part of the body between the neck and the abdomen

  1. :  to contend with resolutely :  confront

    :  climb, ascend

    :  to thrust the chest against


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