to tell the truth

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to tell the truth

used to say that one is stating what one really thinks
  • I didn't really like the movie, to tell the truth.

Word by Word Definitions

tell play
  1. : to relate in detail : narrate

  2. : to give utterance to : say

  3. : to make known : divulge, reveal

  1. : an inadvertent behavior or mannerism that betrays a poker player's true thoughts, intentions, or emotions

  1. : hill, mound

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


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