the 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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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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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.
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.
Aphrodite -- The Naked Truth is not the type of comic you would get for your teenage son.
MON MAY 16 - WEDMAY18 THE NAKED TRUTH Forum Theatre, Billingham, 7.
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.
A visit by some young nude yoga enthusiasts and a body painting day can't hide the naked truth that naturists really are an incredibly boring bunch.
A compilation of true stories, cultural references, and narrative commentary, “Fat Sex: The Naked Truth,” tells the honest, and often heroic, heartbreaking, and hilarious experiences of large-size women and men in their romantic, intimate, and sexual relationships.
Sadly, while Harry really does enjoy the odd bit of nudity, it seems his pals in the band were not telling the naked truth when they mentioned a "hefty fine" and the boat was also a porky.
Gok's Teens: The Naked Truth (Channel 4, 8pm) SOME people would say that being self-conscious is just part of being a teenager - just like looking back on the photos of your adolescent self and wondering what you were so embarrassed about is a normal part of middle age.
At least I finally get to give people the naked truth about my life," she added.
FESTIVAL THEATRE, EDINBURGH CALENDAR Girls, Vagina Monologues, Girls Night Out - The Naked Truth is just one in a long line of modern, womenorientated stage productions.