English version

to be honest (with you)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishto be honest (with you)to be honest (with you)spokenHONEST used when you tell someone what you really think To be honest, I don’t like him very much. honest
Examples from the Corpus
to be honest (with you)She horrifies me, to be honest.This would take some courage but something inside her was urging her to be honest.To be honest, Cowher would have been just as happy to still be playing then.To be honest I think he has an over-active gland, always trying to inveigle his way into my bed.But some kind of late-blooming compulsion to be honest is making it harder for me to stay under cover.To be honest, it was relatively painless.Most of the time he was really uptight, and to be honest, looking back, we weren't truly professional.I had to be honest with them.
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