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(To) call a spade a spade

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The meaning of the phrase ‘(To) call a spade a spade' is to speak straightforward or to speak in a plain language.

Sample Usage

1. She is not afraid of anybody; she always likes to call a spade a spade.

2. I like his habits of calling a spade a spade.

3. People who call a spade a spade are liked by all.

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