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    #1

    make a clean breast of something

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I might as well make a clean breast of this, Mr. Butler, he said throwing himself on the old man’s sympathies.

    Make a clean breast of something = make a full confession

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: make a clean breast of something

    Correct.

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