the truth of the matter

noun phrase

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used to stress the truth of a statement The truth of the matter is, she was wrong and he was right.

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“The truth of the matter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20truth%20of%20the%20matter. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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