the gospel truth

the gospel truth

Definitely true or accurate. I was home all night, and that's the gospel truth—mom can confirm it.
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(the) gospel truth

Fig. the undeniable truth. The witness swore he was telling the gospel truth. I told my parents the gospel truth about how the vase broke.
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gospel truth

Something that is unquestionably true. For example, Every word he uttered was the gospel truth. The word gospel, which comes from the Old English god spel, "good news," has been used to describe something that is thought to be as true as the biblical gospel (that is, undeniably true) since the 13th century. The current idiom originated in the 1600s, when it referred to biblical truths, and has been applied to truth of a more general nature since the late 1800s. Also see take as gospel.
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gospel truth

the absolute truth. informal
1998 Mirror Any research that puts down men is accepted as gospel truth these days.
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gospel (truth)

n. the honest truth. You gotta believe me. It’s the gospel truth!
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The country has become so highly polarised that any claim or suggestion by the political elite on either side of the divide is taken by their supporters as the gospel truth, remarks Sam Kinyua.
Dis)Honesty" asks how and why so many people excuse themselves from the gospel truth, whether via everyday white lies or the kinds of escalating whoppers that can (or should) land a stockbroker in prison.
You are a fool if you ignore them and you are a fool if you assume they are the gospel truth.
This excellent show written by Arnold Evans does not claim to be the gospel truth about Clara Novello Davies but the portrayal of the increasingly bitter, rather resentful mother of a son whose star completely eclipsed her own rings true.
Opposing any freedom to the agency to probe senior officers without informing the government, Vahanvati stated, " Let us not proceed on the basis that what the CBI says is the gospel truth," the attorney- general submitted before a bench, presided over by Justice R.
RE Joan McAlpine saying the SNP are ahead of Labour in a recent poll, isn't it strange that when a poll suggests they are ahead, it's the gospel truth but one suggesting otherwise is put down as completely unreliable?
Having assumed the role as the Gospel herald for centuries, the West renders the Gospel truth to the scrutiny of a scientific worldview.
It's the gospel truth that I have not said anything to Kelly about any incident.
It must be taken into consideration that the constitution is not the Gospel Truth that cannot be amended or modified.
Here is the Gospel truth about getting divine tresses 35 BEAUTY NEWS Stick-on nails, hot pink blush and cheap Moroccan oil 36 HELEN FLANAGAN The former Coronation Street star on battling anorexia and becoming the new face of Specsavers 41 FEELING GOOD What to eat to help with endometriosis, plus buying better butties 43 FOOD Marian Keyes' no-bake lime and ginger cheesecake, plus new breakfast cereals 46 WIN
I allow that every branch of the gospel truth is precious, that errors are abounding, and that it is our duty to bear an honest testimony to what the Lord has enabled us to find comfort in.
It seems to me a shame that whatever garbage Diane comes out with about me is reported as the gospel truth, but of course a lot of people have their own agenda about me because of my support for the Scottish Nationalists" - Sir Sean Connery, who is involved in an "acrimonious feud" with his former wife, Diane Cilento.
The Gospel truth is still here for us to read, receive and believe.
Tapping into the zeitgeist of American religious culture, The Gospel Truth is a beautiful vocalization of the kind of universal doubts that even the most devout probably have.
Stunned that the gospel truth was no longer the gospel truth.