up front adj.
1. (orig. US) open, honest.
|(con. 1958) Been Down So Long (1972) 98: It’s all in front, man, they have a heart thing going for them.|
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 53: A community of intelligent, very open, out-front people — out front was a term everybody was using — out-front people who cared deeply for one another.|
|Shaft 126: Up front, baby. I’m up front with you.|
|Current Sl. VI 8: Out front, adj. Sincere; honest.|
|Fixx 306: Our friend [...] being in fact a bit of a wimpo when it comes to an up-front confrontation.|
|Powder 112: Both Tom and Malky had been very upfront, but they weren’t prepared to take less than their rate now.|
|Layer Cake 110: Scousers are very similar to true Londoners, flash, up-front and knowing.|
|Lush Life 169: Could we have been any more up-front about how it went down?|
2. in the foreground; foremost.
|Newsweek 19 Feb. 33: The up-front concern now is to improve economic and social conditions for blacks in the urban ghettos.|