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a decir verdad

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a decir verdad
adv. in fact, in point of fact

A Spanish-English Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4

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a decir verdad
= to tell the truth ; if the truth be known ; if the truth be told ; in all truth ; in truth ; fact is ; the fact is that... ; to be fair ; quite frankly ; in (all) fairness.
Ex: To tell the truth, I may speak, on this being indeterminate and indivisible, only tautologically: the being is the being. Ex: If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures. Ex: If the truth be told, both sides of the political spectrum suffer from those who operate on emotions rather than logic. Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint. Ex: But why had he said he offered to do the work for the superintendent when in truth she had initiated the request?. Ex: Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. Ex: The fact is that income inequality is real -- it's been rising for more than 25 years. Ex: To be fair, this was not Ewart's or Edwards' idea of a public library. Ex: The whole work hard, play hard mantra unfortunately shows no sign of stopping even though it's quite frankly a marketing con. Ex: In all fairness, there are very few, if any, Benjamin Franklins in the contemporary American firmament either.
 
a decir verdad...
= the fact of the matter is that... ; the truth of the matter is that....
Ex: But the fact of the matter is that they wouldn't have gotten the chance of a lifetime if not for the hard work of Epperson. Ex: In some ways I understand this line of reasoning but the truth of the matter is that all of us will kick the bucket at some point.


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