let it all hang out

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let it all hang out

Be totally candid in expressing feelings and opinions; hold nothing back. For example, The psychiatrist urged him not to spare any details, to let it all hang out. [Slang; late 1960s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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