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to be honest with someone
to say honestly what you think, even if it upsets or offends someone
to tell the truth about something after someone else has not told the truth about it
to behave in a way that is fair and honest and follows the rules
to make people think that something is likely to be true
to speak very directly and honestly
to say something in a direct or honest way, even if this might upset someone
literary to say what is true
to say something in an open, honest, or public way that often makes someone feel surprised, embarrassed, or offended
to talk about or do something in a very open way without feeling ashamed or embarrassed
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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