English version

call a spade a spade

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcall a spade a spadecall a spade a spadeto speak about things in a direct and honest way, even though it may be impolite to do this spade
Examples from the Corpus
call a spade a spadeWhy not call a spade a spade and say that she's incompetent, if that what you're thinking.
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