- an indisputable fact or basic truth, especially one whose accuracy may cause discomfort or embarrassment.
Origin of home truth
Examples from the Web for home truth
She took my hand in hers as if she wanted to compensate for this home-truth by her light touch upon it.The Magic Skin
Honore de Balzac
- (often plural) an unpleasant fact told to a person about himself
Idioms and Phrases with home truth
A key or basic truth, especially one that is discomforting to acknowledge. For example, It's time you told a few home truths here, such as where your campaign finances actually came from. This expression uses home in the sense of “the very heart of a matter.” [c. 1700]