the naked truth


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the naked truth

the plain truth, without concealment or embellishment.
This phrase may originally have developed as a translation of the Latin phrase nudaque veritas , found in Horace's Odes, or to any of various fables that personify Truth as a naked woman in contrast to the elaborate dress and artifice of Falsehood.
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the naked ˈtruth

the truth, which may be unpleasant: If you want the naked truth about it, he’ll certainly give it to you!
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