truth be told/known

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Definition of truth be told/known

used to say what are the true or real facts about somethingI 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 16 Jan. 2021.

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