not mince (one's) words

Definition of not mince (one's) words

:to speak in a very direct and honest way without worrying about offending someone
  • He doesn't mince words when it comes to giving his opinion about the new law.

Word by Word Definitions

mince play
  1. : to cut or chop into very small pieces

  2. : to subdivide minutely

  3. : to utter or pronounce with affectation

  1. : small chopped bits (as of food)

  2. : hamburger

word play words
  1. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase


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