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Make a clean breast of things

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December 8th, 2009

In the days of authors like William Shakespeare, when the meaning of words carried more poetic connotations, the term breast referred to one s heart or emotions. Simply put, to make a clean breast of things was to open up to another person and make known your inner-most feelings, thus giving one a clean slate--no secrets. "She should make a clean breast of things and tell them everything."

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