gospel truth

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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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Jennie at home in Barry and, right, from top, with her band The Gospel Truth and in last week's picture, showing Jennie auditioning for TV starmaker Hughie Green in Cardiff in 1967 MAIN PICTURE: David Hurst
He seems to be one of those who take every word of the political establishment as Gospel truth.
In 1983, he opened and was owner of the Gospel Truth, a Christian bookstore in Fitchburg.
He said that after witnessing the stabbing he ran from the scene, adding: "That's the truth, that's the gospel truth.
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.
But the gospel truth is that Jesus creates a crisis by his presence in our world and in our lives.
All this, of course, is invisible to the usual producers and consumers of news who seem to take it as gospel truth that moral opposition to homosexuality could only have been dreamed up by perverse Italian prelates in funny outfits with too much time on their hands during ages when television had still not been invented and, therefore, enlightenment was still in the future.
That's because the information substantiated a belief that Rather and his colleagues had accepted as gospel truth, namely that Bush had shirked his National Guard duties.
By their voice and their vote, they should contribute to society's welfare and test its public life by the standards of right reason and Gospel truth.
They were not so much documentaries, although the unsophisticated took their script as the Gospel Truth.
Protestants believed all Christians should be welcome to read the Bible, overly optimistic that the central gospel truth would be clear to all readers.
This set's only problem came from a certain self-conscious desire to reflect the gospel truth with such precise constructions, leading to a sometimes faltering, inhibited delivery.
We encounter gospel truth in both mountaintop experiences and valleys of trials and suffering
Asked if he had anything to say before sentencing, Cullens replied: "Alll I can say is that when I swore on my oath yesterday that I was not guilty it was the Gospel truth,''