Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) be completely honest, confess
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the suspect was advised to come clean
To 'come clean' means to admit or confess to something you have been lying or dishonest about. "The assailant has come clean and confessed to his crimes." This is an informal phrase used in social and professional contexts.
Social Examples (Advance)
Following his arrest, thesuspect was advised to come clean and admithis involvement in the crime.
The studentdecided to come clean after being accusedof plagiarism.
It'sbetter to come clean about your wrongdoingsthan try to hide them.
Professional Examples (Advance)
Often it is better to come clean to your customers about transgressions and resolve them rather than trying to hide problems that will eventually be discovered.
I have to come clean, I completely forgot about the presentation so I'm going to postpone it until Wednesday.
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