to restrain oneself in conversation to avoid offense
Musk was never one to mince words, but has recently unleashed aggressive broadsides on ULA.
Not to mince words,” he tells Gibney in the movie, “my view is I brought myself down… I did what I did, and shame on me.
He was never a man to mince words, as I noticed when visiting my aunt.
Granny did not mince words when she told Joe what she thought.
Why should we conceal facts or mince words if we are earnestly endeavouring to probe our own weaknesses and mend our faults?
It was Fleming who did it—I am sorry, Margery, but this is no time to mince words.
Not to mince words, it proceeded from the same superstitious idea, just how originating no one can say.
It did not mince words about the future of women of her type, and she was shocked.
Miss Norvell, her cheeks burning indignantly, her eyes already ablaze, did not mince words.
They were trained by the hills, and neither of them tried to mince words.