level with

level with
level with (someone) to tell someone the truth.

If our leaders don't level with us, we lose faith in our government.

Usage notes: usually said about information that may be unpleasant

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • level with someone — in. to speak truly and honestly with someone. □ Okay, I’m gonna level with you. This thing is a steal at this price! □ I want you to level with me. Did you do it? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • level with you — be honest with you, the straight goods    Peter will level with you. He ll tell you what the doctor said …   English idioms

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