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not mince (your) words

to say what you ​meanclearly and ​directly, ​even if you ​upsetpeople by doing this: The ​report does not mince words, ​describing the ​situation as "​ludicrous".
(Definition of not mince (your) words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not mince (your) words”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直截了当地说,直言不讳…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直截了當地說,直言不諱…
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