fess up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fess up admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error "the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting"
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Usage

In literature:

Annetta cried and 'fessed up freely.
"Anne Of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Why don't you 'fess up?
"Garrison's Finish" by W. B. M. Ferguson
Come, 'fess up, Eddie!
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
As soon as I get back to town I am going to 'fess up.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
He fessed up when 'Horace' got at him.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
There's nothing to do but go and 'fess up to Mrs. Kirby.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
You'll have to 'fess up.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
You might as well 'fess up.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
You needn't feel obliged to 'fess up to me.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Come now, Freddy, ''fess up.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
I don't like that monicker, Coyote, or I might 'fess up to it.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
I seed 'em beat a nigger half a day to make him 'fess up to stealin' a sheep or a shoat.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Better 'fess up, or it may go hard with you.
"The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons" by James Francis Thierry
Den, atter w'ile, suh, Marse Fess Trunion fix up, en off he put.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
He 'fessed up and introduced us to his partner.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Now you just 'fess up, as the children say.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
He'll ask what you were doing and you'll have to 'fess up; and then the nine won't have any captain on Saturday.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
You are not suspected, but you will be if you don't 'fess up.
"In the Onyx Lobby" by Carolyn Wells
Well, I reckon it is up to me to go 'fess up.
"Back at School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
I des laugh, 'fess right up, an' hit's all right.
"The Sins of the Father" by Thomas Dixon
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In news:

As you can see above, Chris Schewe – the guy who chained himself to the SUNY Fountain in "protest" of the cancellation of Fountain Day – fessed up to the fact that the whole thing was a publicity stunt.
Will Lance Armstrong ever fess up and face the truth.
Supermodels fess up on aging in HBO documentary.
' Fess Up: Are you too picky when it comes to guys.
M's new May issue has first kiss ' fess ups from your fave stars.
Should journalists ' fess up.
Should journalists ' fess up .
PICAYUNE — It's time for the PERS Board and Executive Director to fess up to the serious problems facing the state retirement system.
It's time for the PERS Board and Executive Director to fess up to the serious problems facing the state retirement system.
Alabama fesses up and opens the NCAA repeat violator window.
I'll fess up first: I've always felt stupid, even before I found out I was dyslexic.
Microsoft is fessing up and apologizing for altering a Web site photo to change a person's race.
'Fess Up: Foreign Students Are Cash Cows .
Mom won't fess up about Santa Claus.
Dear Abby Girl knows truth about Santa, but mom refuses to fess up.
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