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in vino veritas

[in wee-noh we-ri-tahs; English in vahy-noh ver-i-tas, -tahs, vee-noh]
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Latin.
  1. in wine there is truth.
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British Dictionary definitions for in vino veritas

in vino veritas

  1. in wine there is truth; people speak the truth when they are drunk
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in vino veritas in Culture

in vino veritas

[(in vee-noh ver-ee-tahs)]

A Latin phrase suggesting that people are more likely to say what they really feel under the influence of alcohol. It means, “There is truth in wine.”

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