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put/lay your cards on the table

to be honest about your feelings and intentions: I thought it was time I laid my cards on the table, so I told him that I had no intention of marrying him.
Translations of “put/lay your cards on the table”
in Russian раскрывать свои карты…
in Turkish açık sözlü davranmak, açık olmak, dobra dobra konuşmak…
in Polish grać w otwarte karty…
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