in so many words

in so many words (directly or or very clearly; in a way that makes it very clear what you mean ) — открытым текстом

Example 1: He told me, in so many words, to mind my own business. — Он мне открытым текстом сказал, чтобы я не совался в его дела.

Example 2: I can’t believe she came back. I told her in so many words that she’s not welcome here anymore. (e-baby) — ... Я же ей ясно сказала, что больше ее здесь видеть не хотят.

Usage notes: often used in the form not in so many words:

Example 1: She didn't say it in so many words, but it was clear that she thought I was wrong.(CIDI)

Example 2: 'Did he say we could stay with him?' 'Well, not in so many words, but that's definitely what he meant.'(CIDI)

Example 3: I got the job. They didn’t say so in so many words, but what they meant was clear. (e-baby)

Related vocabulary:
[make no bones about sth]
[straight-from-the-shoulder]
[call a spade a spade]
[loud and clear]
[pull no punches]
[mince no words]
[spell it out]
[not to put too fine a point on it]