truth be told/known

idiom

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.

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“Truth be told/known.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truth%20be%20told%2Fknown. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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