truth be told/known

Definition of truth be told/known

used to say what are the true or real facts about something
  • I told her I liked the restaurant but, truth be told/known, the food was pretty bad.

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

told
  1. : past tense and past participle of tell

known play
  1. : generally recognized


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