have a/the ring of truth

have a/the ring of truth

To sound like or appear to be true. What she's saying has a ring of truth to it, but I'm not totally convinced. Everything he says has the ring of truth, so it's hard to tell when he's lying.
See also: have, of, ring, truth
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