children\ and\ fools\ speak\ the\ truth

proverb
Children and fools say things without thinking; they say what they think or know when grown-ups might not think it was polite or wise to do so.

"Uncle Willie is too fat," said little Agnes. "Children and fools speak the truth," said her father.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • children and fools speak the truth — Children and fools say things without thinking; they say what they think or know when grown ups might not think it was polite or wise to do so. A proverb. * / Uncle Willie is too fat, said little Agnes. Children and fools speak the truth, said… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • children and fools speak the truth — Children and fools say things without thinking; they say what they think or know when grown ups might not think it was polite or wise to do so. A proverb. * / Uncle Willie is too fat, said little Agnes. Children and fools speak the truth, said… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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