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Verb: come clean
  1. Admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
    "the writer of the anonymous letter came clean after they identified his handwriting";
    - make a clean breast of, own up, fess up, own, cop to [N. Amer], cop [N. Amer], fess

Derived forms: came clean, come clean, coming clean

Type of: concede, confess, profess