come clean›to admit the truth about a secret you have been trying to keep: come clean about/on/over sthCorporate managers were criticized for not coming clean sooner about the company's plans to split.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them