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economical with the truthNot telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. Often used with sarcasm or satire.Rate it:

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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.Rate it:

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God's honest truthUnquestionable, absolute truth.Rate it:

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kernel of truthA core accuracy at the heart of a claim or narrative which also contains dubious or fictitious elements.Rate it:

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moment of truthA deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.Rate it:

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nugget of truthA small amount of truth in a generally untrue statement.Rate it:

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nugget of truthJanuary 2008, Chicago Tribune - Clinton's Hispanic edge over Obama.Rate it:

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stretch the truthTo exaggerate, often to the point where the truth is obscured or lost.Rate it:

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tell the truthTo speak frankly.Rate it:

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tell you the truthUsed to positively assert the frank honesty of an associated statement of set of statements; equivalent to "to you tell the truth".Rate it:

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to tell the truthAn attestation to the truthfulness and frankness of an associated statement.Rate it:

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truth be toldUsed when admitting something one might otherwise lie about, e.g. to keep up appearances or be polite.Rate it:

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truth will outA mystery will always be solved, or a truth will always be discoveredTruth will eventually and inevitably be discovered.Rate it:

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acid testTo test for the truth.Rate it:

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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.Rate it:

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darn tootinAbsolutely correct; speaking the truth.Rate it:

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get the goods onTo acquire knowledge or develop evidence that reveals the truth about someone's character or behavior, especially criminal behavior.Rate it:

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I can tell youEmphasises the truth of a statement.Rate it:

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put lipstick on a pigMaking superficial or cosmetic changes in a futile attempt to hide the ugly truth of something.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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pierce the veilTo see through an illusion or find a hidden meaning, to see the truth within a lie.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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pour outTo talk volubly and deeply. Usually implies telling the truth.Rate it:

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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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am i right or am i rightRhetorical question from somebody who has stated what they consider to be an unassailable truth.Rate it:

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be on toTo figure out; to realize the truth.Rate it:

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blow smokeTo speak with a lack of credibility, sense, purpose, or truth; to speak nonsense.Rate it:

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cross my heartA declaration that the speaker is telling the truth.Rate it:

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darn tootin'Absolutely correct; speaking the truth.Rate it:

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fact isactually, in truthRate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates an outlandish, discredited theory; a person who refuses to acknowledge the truth despite overwhelming evidence.Rate it:

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get it straight, Understand It Correctly, Get The Truth In The MatterRate it:

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get to the bottom ofTo understand, discover the truth about, or solve.Rate it:

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honest injunA phrase used to emphasize the truth of something.Rate it:

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in all honestyhonestly; in truthRate it:

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in factActually, in truth.Rate it:

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in vino veritasdrunken folks speak truth, one tells the truth under the influence of alcoholRate it:

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once the toothpaste is out of the tube!Once the story is revealed, once the truth in the matter is revealed, the result is nothing can be reversed, the exposure is cast in stone.Rate it:

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polite fictionA social scenario in which all participants are aware of a truth, but pretend to believe in some alternative version of events to avoid conflict or embarrassment.Rate it:

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put that in your pipe and smoke itUsed after stating something surprising or undesired, to emphasize its truth. Also used after refuting an argument. Sometimes an adjective is inserted before pipe.Rate it:

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tell it like it isTo speak frankly, to convey all and only the truth of a situation.Rate it:

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them's the factsThat's the truth, that's how it is; frequently used in reference to an unfortunate truth.Rate it:

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vouch forTo affirm the truth or reliability of.Rate it:

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whole clothThe fictitious material from which complete fabrications, lies with no basis in truth, are made.Rate it:

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win overTo persuade someone, gain someone's support, or make someone understand the truth or validity of something.Rate it:

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winkle outTom managed to winkle the truth out of John eventually.Rate it:

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wring outTo force someone to give something, usually truth, or money.Rate it:

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