naked truth


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the naked truth

The total, unembellished, and unaltered truth. Used especially to something that someone may consider unpleasant or offensive. While they were created with good intentions, the naked truth is that these policies have set back our economic recovery by at least another five years.
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naked truth

the complete, unembellished truth. Sorry to put it to you like this, but it's the naked truth. I can take it. Just tell me the naked truth.
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naked truth

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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naked truth

n. the complete, unembellished truth. Sorry to put it to you like this, but it’s the naked truth.
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References in classic literature ?
And I would have thee know, Sancho, that if the naked truth, undisguised by flattery, came to the ears of princes, times would be different, and other ages would be reckoned iron ages more than ours, which I hold to be the golden of these latter days.
It was one of those occasions which seemed to call for the naked truth.
There was a fearful dismay in this suggestion of my excited imagination, and if I had allowed myself time to dwell upon it, I should no doubt have cut there and then, rushed back to my chamber, and bolted myself in; but whenever a danger or a horror is veiled with uncertainty, the primary wish of the mind is to ascertain first the naked truth, reserving the expedient of flight for the moment when its dread anticipation shall be realized.
David," says he at last, "I've lost it; there's the naked truth.
Nothing can pass there, or make you one of the circle, but the casting aside your trappings, and dealing man to man in naked truth, plain confession, and omniscient affirmation.
Such reluctance may appear absurd if it were not for the thought that because of the imperfection of language there is always something ungracious (and even disgraceful) in the exhibition of naked truth.
In either case the time for suppression is past, and every word which I tell you is the naked truth, and this I swear as I hope for mercy.
And you, gentlemen, I assure you my anecdote is the naked truth.
I guess the very best case I can make for myself is the absolute naked truth.
Thus, in the crucible of shame amidst the white heat of naked truths, the passion that the man had felt for the girl he had considered his social inferior was transmuted into love.
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Aphrodite -- The Naked Truth is not the type of comic you would get for your teenage son.
NAKED TRUTH Presenter Anna Richardson and contestants
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There's a common denominator in these seemingly-disparate films, and that's Jean-Pierre Dorleac, who chronicles his years in the film industry as a costume designer in his new autobiography The Naked Truth.