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naked truth



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Idioms and Phrases

Plain unadorned facts, without concealment or embellishment. For example, What I've told you is the naked truth . This expression supposedly alludes to a fable in which Truth and Falsehood went bathing, Falsehood then dressed in Truth's clothes, and Truth, refusing to take another's clothes, went naked. [Late 1500s]

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Example Sentences

In her final post, titled The Naked Truth, Friedman defends the legitimacy of fashion industry professions.

Democratic leaders need to look in the mirror when placing blame: The naked truth is there.

It was not possible to deceive himself an instant longer, for the naked truth lay staring into his eyes.

It is a naked truth that there was no law for boys who lived on the high seas until very recent years.

It was the same naked truth that in his novels he himself presented with the utmost plainness and boldness to the British public.

And that is the naked truth concerning this celebrated Intercepted Letter.

At length I tried to tell him what had happened—hiding nothing, softening nothing, speaking the simple and naked truth.

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