ain't it the truth

ain't it the truth

A statement of agreement. ("Ain't" is a nonstandard contraction that is considered very informal.) Sometimes but not always followed by a question mark. A: "Trying to get teenagers to put down their cell phones is impossible!" B: "Ain't it the truth?" A: "Having grandkids really keeps you young." B: "Ain't it the truth."
See also: truth

Ain't it the truth?

Rur. or Jocular That is true.; Isn't that true? (Used to agree with a statement someone has made.) Jane: I swear, life can be a trial sometimes. Bill: Yes, Lordy. Ain't it the truth?

ain't it the truth

That’s definitely so. This slangy phrase dates from about 1900. It is often put regretfully—That’s so but I wish it weren’t—as in “‘I’ll have to lower the price if I want to sell it fast.’—‘Ain’t it the truth.’”
See also: truth