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English definition of “come clean”

come clean

to tell the truth about something that you have been keeping secret : I thought it was time to come clean (with everybody) about what I'd been doing.Admitting and confessing
(Definition of come clean from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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