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говоря без обиняков

not to put too fine a point on it

Examples from texts

Я изумился, когда однажды на весьма приличном приеме услышал, как прелестная дама, характеризуя самочувствие некоего джентльмена, о котором шла речь, сказала без обиняков: "Он был пьян".
Never was I more astonished than at one pleasant dinner-party to hear a pair of pretty lips say casually of a gentleman friend then under discussion, ‘He was drunk.’
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд / От моря до моряKipling, Joseph Rudyard / From sea to sea
From sea to sea
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
© BiblioLife, LLC
От моря до моря
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд
© Издательство "Мысль", 1983
— Меня нужно покормить, — сказал он без обиняков, в своей обычной простой манере.
‘I want some grub, I do,’ he said, in that rather common way he had of speaking.
Grahame, Kenneth / The Wind in the WillowsГрэм, Кеннет / Ветер в ивах
Ветер в ивах
Грэм, Кеннет
© Издательство "Детская литература", 1988
The Wind in the Willows
Grahame, Kenneth
© 1908, 1913, by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
Скажу вам без обиняков, больная моя… как бы это того… ну, полюбила, что ли, меня… или нет, не то чтобы полюбила… а впрочем… право, как это, того-с…
'I will tell you without beating about the bush. My patient ... how should I say?... Well, she had fallen in love with me ... or, no, it was not that she was in love ... however ... really, how should one say?'
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.1Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.1
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
По-моему, если я скажу Лилиан все без обиняков, она и сама не захочет, чтобы я оставался с ней.
I think if I were to put the matter to her clearly, she wouldn't expect me to stay.
Драйзер, Теодор / ФинансистDreiser, Theodore / The Financier
The Financier
Dreiser, Theodore
© 2008 by Seven Treasures Publications
Финансист
Драйзер, Теодор
© Издательство "Правда", 1980
Люди мои, без обиняков скажу, меня уважали; не выдали бы ни за какие благополучия.
My people, I will tell you frankly, respected me; they wouldn't have betrayed me for any reward.
Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar

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говоря без обиняков
not to put too fine a point on it

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