right out

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right out

Also, straight out. Plainly, without holding back, as in He told her right out that he couldn't run for another term, or When Jan told us she wanted to study medicine, Dad said straight out that he couldn't afford medical school.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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