het beestje bij de naam noemen*

* to call the little beast by the name

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

To say clearly and precisely how you think about someone or something. To say exactly how something is. Usually when people try to talk around a certain subject or are trying to avoid phrasing it in a direct way.

"Het is jammer dat etnoculturele factoren nog steeds invloed kunnen hebben op iemands kansen in de woningmarkt" "Je kan het beestje ook bij de naam noemen - mensen hebben een lagere kans op een woning door racisme."

"It is unfortunate that ethnocultural factors can still influence someone's chances in the housing market" "You can also call the bug by its name - people have a lower chance of getting housing because of racism."