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Let it all hang out


Act naturally. Don’t fear one’s differences in a group. Be original and non apologetic. Be yourself. ‘Hang out’ implies a looseness like a tucked shirt hanging out from  your pants. Let it all hang out implies that there is nothing you can do that is wrong. The phrase also suggests that those saying it do not approve of the lack of formality or politeness. (Contrast with Unvarnished truth.)

“Young punks today just let it all hang out.”


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