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Difference between Give it to someone and Give it to someone straight

give it to someonescold smb. harshly:

  • Later, in a private eye-to-eye discussion, with no witnesses to overhear, Slavsky really gave it to me.

give it to someone straighttell smth. to a person directly:

  • So I gave it to him straight: I’m broke, and there’s no way I can pay the hospital fees.