I want to know about this proverb(call a spade a spade)it is used for a person who is frank about negetive points of another persons or ,not ,just a person who is frank
We are moving next month. Is it fine ? Or we should use "the" before next
Call a spade a spade is an idiom, and it comes from a card game: poker. It means to speak bluntly, to not interpret something as something else.
Originally Posted by mohammad
We are moving next month does not require "the". The word "next" is already specific enough. If there's some confusion over which month is being specified, then adding "the" clarifies:
Pat: You're moving in March?
Max: No. We're moving the next month. (i.e., the month after that month)