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Go on the record

DEFINITION

Public statement. ‘Record’ refers to an official, historic account, so to go on the record is to have posterity know one’s intent.¬† A public acknowledgement. Opposite of hiding the facts.

“The mayor said he wanted to go on the record as voting against higher taxes.”

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