Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

make your feelings known

make feelings known
1) to show or express emotions
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    • I need to make my feelings known
  • Analysis

    To make your feelings known means to express your opinions or emotions to others clearly. When you make your feelings known there is no doubt as to your position or emotion towards a particular thing or person. You will often year this expression used in a social context when talking about letting someone know you are interested in them romantically. In a professional context, you may be offered the opportunity to make your feelings known if you have an objection to something in a meeting or discussion.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Mark was disappointed with his meal and decided to make his feelings known.
    2. You have been interested in Tara for months now. I think it's time you made your feelings known and asked her on a date.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When Helen made her feelings known about the project, her colleagues appreciated it.
    2. I have been really frustrated for a very long time with the way we are working so it's time I made my feelings known to my head of department.
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