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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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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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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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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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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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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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Hollywood momentAn act of great drama.Rate it:

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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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at a moment's noticeImmediately; instantaneously; without need of warning.Rate it:

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at the momentAs atm.Rate it:

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eureka momentThe moment of a sudden unexpected discovery.Rate it:

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Hallmark momentA memorable moment or event, one which would make a poignant greeting card.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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moment in the sunA brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.Rate it:

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on spur of the momentNow! Instantly!Rate it:

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on the spur of the momentOn very short notice; spontaneously.Rate it:

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spur of the momentImpluse; short notice; a lack of planning.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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not a minute too soonat the last possible moment; just in timeRate 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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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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crack of dawnThe first moment of daylight; sunrise.Rate it:

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in the nick of timeAt the last possible moment; at the last minute.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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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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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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a bean counterOne whom keeps track of minute details. One whom counts trivialities and overlooks the major items of the moment.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.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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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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as soon asAt the moment when; immediately after.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.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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blowing hot and coldIndividual expressing frenetic enthusiasm one moment and minutes later showing, expressing extreme misgivings and doubts.Rate it:

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