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.

Examples of not mince (one's) words in a Sentence

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“Not mince (one's) words.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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