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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
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  • 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.
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