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Phrase: Call a spade a spade

Meaning: If you call a spade a spade, you speak clearly, frankly, without minding your manners.

Let's call a spade a spade. He's a corrupt politician, and we never do any business with people of that sort.
He's the sort of man who calls a spade a spade. He never lies and is very honest. However, there are people who do not like him because of his frankness.

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