make a clean breast of

idiom

: 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.

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“Make a clean breast of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20clean%20breast%20of. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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