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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.
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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]
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a ˌhome ˈtruth

an honest criticism of a person said directly to them: It’s time someone told you a few home truths, my boy!
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The home truths here really are not the truths about the home where Duff grew up, but about the discordant home that he carries with him, in his heart and mind.
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As for Eleanor, Adrian's wife, who sacrificed her research career to further her husband's writing career, while her role in conciliating the home truths behind authors' needs is ultimately disclosed, I won't give away how.
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Trapped for long periods in the driver's seat beside the matriarch, Andy is compelled to confront simmering family tensions and to air painful home truths.
The Home Truths 2012 study predicts average rent increases of 47 per cent in the West Midlands - meaning an average rise of PS223 a month in Coventry.
She's sympathetic as she makes sure Aaron gets to his room in one piece, but when he's still a maudlin mess the next morning, Julie decides to jolt him out of his self-pity with a few well chosen home truths.
An independent 23-year-old, Charlie is forced to confront some home truths when she moves into a one-room tent with a family of seven.
00pm) Zak gives Olena some home truths before ordering her out of the village.
I don't know whether to start telling some home truths about her but I'm worried what my two daughters will think.
But as the big day approaches Shelley, played by Sally Lindsay, begins to realise the truth about her man - thanks to her therapist - andsome home truths on her hen-night.
A few home truths about TK Maxx and the myth regarding immigration in Scotland all helped add to a fun couple of hours in Stade's company.
As the men of H Division edge towards to the truth about the train robbery, the revelations expose some disturbing home truths.
Liam and Caroline decide to throw an anniversary party for Caroline's parents, but poor Liam's patience is tested when Pat upsets Chloe with a few home truths about her conception.