Share this entry
come clean

Definition of come clean in English:

informal Be completely honest; keep nothing hidden: the company has refused to come clean about its pollution record
More example sentences
  • If the department wants transformation targets met, then they must be honest and come clean about this.
  • The question is, will it be done responsibly, by coming clean about the hidden liabilities now and taking the necessary, if painful, steps to deal with them?
  • They have no interest, my friends, in coming clean and being honest with the American people.
See parent entry: clean
Definition of come clean in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources