the truth of the matter

noun phrase

Definition of the truth of the matter

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

Word by Word Definitions

truth play
  1. : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality

  2. : the state of being the case : fact

  3. : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality

matter play
  1. : a subject under consideration

  2. : a subject of disagreement or litigation

  3. : the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. : to form or discharge pus : suppurate

  2. : to be of importance : signify


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