the gospel truth

the gospel truth

The absolute or indisputable truth. 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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gospel truth

Something that may safely be believed. This term dates from the Middle Ages, when Christianity was almost universally accepted in Western civilization. Thus Chaucer used “gospel” in numerous places to mean incontrovertible truth. The word “gospel” is actually a corruption of the Old English godspel, meaning “good tidings,” and was used to signify the glad tidings preached by Jesus, the life of Jesus as told in the New Testament (whose first four books are generally referred to as the Gospels), and the religious doctrine set forth there. Thus gospel truth literally means something as true as what is contained in the Gospels, which once were believed to be literally true, and the term has survived universal belief in that faith by a good many years.
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References in classic literature ?
"And I'm telling the truth, the gospel truth. I wasn't prospecting.
Most consumers of the said art take whatever they hear or see to be the gospel truth.
'All of what he had said [will be investigated], [but] as I have said, we are not taking them as the gospel truth. He has to substantiate his statements with evidence,' the PNP chief said.
I am not saying that what he all said here was the gospel truth. Hindi ko sinabi na lahat ng sinabi nya rito is the gospel truth, it's according to him, not me," the police chief said.
There will be performances by Crewe-based The Dans on Friday, Northwich five-piece ReMinds on Saturday and Stoke-on-Trent's The Gospel Truth Soul Band on Sunday.
He maintained an evangelical desire to testify to the Gospel truth throughout his life.
"There were allegations the other day about their CEO, can we take it as the gospel truth?" he posed.
I couldn't move and that is the gospel truth. What she has come out with is complete and utter lies."
"(Dis)Honesty" asks how and why so many people excuse themselves from the gospel truth, whether via everyday white lies or the kinds of escalating whoppers that can (or should) land a stockbroker in prison.
You are a fool if you ignore polls and you are a fool if you assume they are the gospel truth
This excellent show written by Arnold Evans does not claim to be the gospel truth about Clara Novello Davies but the portrayal of the increasingly bitter, rather resentful mother of a son whose star completely eclipsed her own rings true.
Why is it that these huge global media corporations can get it so wrong with Bahrain yet when it comes to other continents' sensitive matters they all seem to take their reporting as the gospel truth??
Opposing any freedom to the agency to probe senior officers without informing the government, Vahanvati stated, " Let us not proceed on the basis that what the CBI says is the gospel truth," the attorney- general submitted before a bench, presided over by Justice R.
RE Joan McAlpine saying the SNP are ahead of Labour in a recent poll, isn't it strange that when a poll suggests they are ahead, it's the gospel truth but one suggesting otherwise is put down as completely unreliable?
Having assumed the role as the Gospel herald for centuries, the West renders the Gospel truth to the scrutiny of a scientific worldview.