the truth of the matter
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
: the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality
: the state of being the case : fact
: a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
: a subject under consideration
: a subject of disagreement or litigation
: the events or circumstances of a particular situation
: to form or discharge pus : suppurate
: to be of importance : signify
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