to put it bluntly


to put it bluntly
to put it bluntly phrase
used for telling someone that you are going to be honest even if this upsets them

To put it bluntly, their demands are unreasonable.

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is true or exactsynonym
Main entry: put

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • to put it bluntly — to put it bluntly/simply/briefly, etc. ► to express something in a particular way: »To put it bluntly, you re going to have to improve. Main Entry: ↑put …   Financial and business terms

  • to put it bluntly — used for telling someone that you are going to be honest even if this upsets them To put it bluntly, their demands are unreasonable …   English dictionary

  • to put it bluntly/simply/briefly — to put it bluntly/simply/briefly, etc. ► to express something in a particular way: »To put it bluntly, you re going to have to improve. Main Entry: ↑put …   Financial and business terms

  • to put it bluntly/simply/briefly, etc. — to put it bluntly/simply/briefly, etc. ► to express something in a particular way: »To put it bluntly, you re going to have to improve. Main Entry: ↑put …   Financial and business terms

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — [[t]p ʊt[/t]] ♦ puts, putting (The form put is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) VERB When you put something in a particular place or position, you move it into that place or position. [V n prep/adv]… …   English dictionary

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bluntly — blunt|ly [ blʌntli ] adverb speaking in a direct and honest way, even if this offends or upsets people: They just don t like you, he told me bluntly. to put it bluntly (=used when saying something honest that may offend people): To put it bluntly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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