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make a clean breast of it

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to tell the truth about something: Julia finally made a clean breast of it and admitted that she had stolen the money.
Translations of “make a clean breast of it”
in Chinese (Traditional) 全盤招供, 和盤托出…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全盘招供, 和盘托出…
(Definition of make a clean breast of it from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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