straight talk

noun

: speech that is very honest and direct

Examples of straight talk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take control: Sign up for The Tech Friend newsletter to get straight talk and advice on how to make your tech a force for good. Danielle Abril, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2024 Christie and his political operation attempted to evoke the straight talk approach of the late John McCain in New Hampshire and replicate the late Arizona GOP senator's wins in the 2000 and 2008 state primaries. Hunter Woodall, CBS News, 10 Jan. 2024 By framing his rhetoric as the kind of straight talk that Netanyahu avoids, Biden may be able to influence Israeli attitudes without diminishing his chances of re-election in 2024. Aaron David Miller, Foreign Affairs, 22 Dec. 2023 Girls wanted straight talk about what to expect in the years ahead. Valorie Lee Schaefer, ELLE, 22 Aug. 2023 However, if there are issues and challenges, the message is one of straight talk. Jim Deloach, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023

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“Straight talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20talk. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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