lay it on the line

實話實說;坦率地說。

例句:

  • You're just going to have to lay it on the line and tell Sam his work's not good enough. (你一定要實話實說,告訴山姆,他的工作做得不夠好)
  • Mom really laid it on the line and told me I couldn't get my pocket money unless all my grades went up. (媽媽很明白地告訴我,除非我全部成績都有提升,否則別想拿到零用錢)

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