The English idiom to be up front means to be ❛frank❜ or ❛straightforward❜, in other words to be ❛honest❜. For example:
Look, Fred, I am going to be up front with you. You are fired.
I would like you to be up front with me. Do I have the job or don’t I?
Our financial advisor was not up front with us about his fees.
In all of these examples, the expression up front means to be ❛direct❜ with someone. Which of the following English idioms also means the same thing? Please note that more than one answer is possible.
a) to call a spade a spade
b) to be matter-of-fact
c) to lay it on the line
d) to say it like it is
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