Speak frankly and openly to someone, as in His companions advised him to level with the customs inspector. [ ; early 1900s ]
Also see: on the level
[lee-vuh n] /ˈli vən/ noun 1. Loch, a lake in E Scotland: ruins of a castle in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. /ˈliːvən/ noun Loch Leven 1. a lake in E central Scotland: one of the shallowest of Scottish lochs, with seven islands, on one of which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned […]
[lev-er, lee-ver] /ˈlɛv ər, ˈli vər/ noun 1. Mechanics. a rigid bar that pivots about one point and that is used to move an object at a second point by a force applied at a third. Compare (def 4b). 2. a means or agency of persuading or of achieving an end: Saying that the chairman […]
[lev-er-ak-shuh n, lee-ver-] /ˈlɛv ərˌæk ʃən, ˈli vər-/ adjective 1. (of a rifle) having a lever action. noun 1. a rifle action in which the extracting and ejecting of the shell case and the recocking of the weapon are accomplished by a hand-operated lever arm in front of the trigger housing.
[lev-er-ij, lee-ver-] /ˈlɛv ər ɪdʒ, ˈli vər-/ noun 1. the action of a , a rigid bar that pivots about one point and that is used to move an object at a second point by a force applied at a third. 2. the mechanical advantage or power gained by using a lever. 3. power or […]