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Phrase: Home truths

Meaning: If you tell someone a few home truths, you tell him or her what you dislike about him or her.

Example:
I cannot put up with his behaviour any longer. I am going to tell him a few home truths.

Date: 2018-03-14 16:34:54

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Phrase: There are no two ways about it

Meaning: Please note that 'there is', instead of 'there are', is also possible in this particular case. It means that there is no doubt about something. Example: If all you say is true, then he is innocent. There are no two ways about it.

Date: 2017-11-30 00:02:01

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Phrase: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it is a duck

Meaning: If someone or something has characteristics that undeniably belong to a group or species, then he or she or it is that thing. There are no two ways about it.

Date: 2017-11-30 00:01:43

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Phrase: A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker

Author: Buddha

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Phrase: Ask no questions, and you'll be told no lies

Author: Charles Dickens in Great Expectations

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Phrase: Be economical with the truth

Meaning: Example: I'm not saying that you're lying, but that you are being economical with the truth, that is, you are not telling the whole truth.

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Phrase: Be stingy with the truth (alternative to Be economical...)

Meaning: At least a partially untrue statement

Sent by Dan

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Phrase: Butter would not melt in his mouth

Meaning: Someone is not what he or she really seems.

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Phrase: Fact (or truth) is stranger than fiction

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Phrase: Honest to God (or goodness)

Meaning: Tell the truth: Honest to goodness, I did not stole your wallet.

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Phrase: Lose sight of reality

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Phrase: Take something / someone for granted

Meaning: To think that you will always have something/someone, or to come to a wrong conclusion.

Examples:
He had always taken her for granted, and now that she is gone, he cannot get used to the idea that she has passed away.
We take natural resources for granted, but this may not be so in the future.
I took it for granted that she was your girl-friend. I did not know you had a sister.

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Phrase: Take something as (or for) gospel (truth)

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Phrase: Tell a real whopper (or a whopping lie)

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Phrase: The truth shall/will set you free (Veritas vos liberabit)

Meaning: The Knight Templars' motto, according to the film «The Last Templar»

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Phrase: The truth will out

Meaning: In the end, the truth will come to light

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Phrase: The winnow thruth from lies

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Phrase: There is no smoke without fire

Meaning: It is used to imply that if people criticise someone or something, there may be some truth in it.

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Phrase: To thine own self be true

Author: William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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Phrase: Where there's no smoke, there's no fire

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