plain-speaking

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If you are a-leg-weary, say so, as a plain-speaking man should; then seat yourself on the prairie, like a hound that is foot-sore, and take your natural rest.
If there never has been thus much plain-speaking between us before, sir, the fault has not been mine, indeed.
HE'S the plain-speaking Welsh footballer who proudly represented his nation 39 times before becoming one of the most recognisable sporting pundits on TV.
He is mild-mannered, reasonable, principled, honest and plain-speaking - no left-wing firebrand.
In a special film-length episode to kick off this series of the long-running police drama, Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and plain-speaking Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) travel to the Deep South.
However that plain-speaking unvarnished approach left the introduction to Chopin's Ballade No.
Robson Green plays a plain-speaking over-worked police inspector, James a priest - what an explosive combination.
Nice to know that our top brass take such a crisp, decisive and plain-speaking view about winning and losing, eh?
Marion Cotillard is a whale trainer called Stephanie who, after losing both legs during a freak accident at her theme park, befriends a plain-speaking
Each season, the competition throws up a few new euphemisms for what plain-speaking folk would call "resting your star players because you don't give a toss about the Milk - or, indeed, CapitalOne - Cup.
Beaver Falls (E4, tomorrow, 10pm) * A COUPLE of episodes into this show's freshman series last year, gave away the fact that, much like The Inbetweeners and American Pie, it prided itself on its plain-speaking gross-out humour, as the three counsellors - ladies man Flynn, heartbroken A-Rab, and hapless nerd Barry - guided their protgs, the Chunk Bunk, to those golden geese of teenage adolescence - sex, Class B drugs and booze.
The plain-speaking Richards then told the International Sport Security Conference that Qatar must makes the sale of beer freely available at the 2022 World Cup.