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Warts and All

What Does "Warts and All" Mean?

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"Warts and all" is an English idiom. It means "including all negative aspects or flaws; completely and without hiding anything."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "warts and all" used in a sentence:
  • He's shown his true personality, warts and all.
  • I love her, warts and all.
  • The documentary showed the reality of the situation, warts and all.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Warts and All" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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