whole story

noun

: all the facts : everything
They failed to tell us the whole story.

Examples of whole story in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While a typical joint may contain between 100 to 200 milligrams of THC, that doesn’t tell the whole story, Cooper said. Patrick Martin, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2024 But statistics on jobs filled don’t tell the whole story of people barely scraping by in multiple jobs, underemployed after a career derailment or pushed into retirement against their will. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 Once again, those numbers didn’t tell the whole story. Mya Frazier, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 Here’s the whole story: The bathroom consisted of a tarp tied between two trees. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 And, out of this image, the whole story unfolded, and Fahim became the center of it. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 Mortgage rates and home prices don’t tell the whole story Since January 2020, home values have jumped nearly 43%, according to Zillow. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 2 Mar. 2024 Incredible, yes, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 24 Feb. 2024 Especially, the relationships seen by teens on TV or social media don't show the whole story. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024

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“Whole story.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20story. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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