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
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For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate." Ain't it the truth, friends?
* It was Jean-Baptiste-Alphonse Karr, a French journalist-novelist who flourished in the 1800s, who left to us the rememberable sentence "The more things change, the more they remain the same." And ain't it the truth. Remember the comma flaw?