home truth(redirected from a home truth)
An uncomfortable or unpleasant fact, especially one that is hard to hear or acknowledge. Often used in the plural. After growing tired of Paul's constant complaining, Jana decided to tell him a few home truths about his bad attitude.
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]