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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 119. The noun phrase today is

  • the naked truth. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says that

  • something is the naked truth, it is the complete absolute truth. Often about

  • something unpleasant. The naked truth is simply the truth without hiding anything,

  • covering anything, or exaggerating anything. It's just the truth. Okay. Let's

  • continue. The origin is believed to come from an old fable called

  • "Truth and Falsehood Went Bathing" which appeared in the 1500s. According to the

  • story, they both went bathing together. However Falsehood completed his bathing

  • first and he decided to steal and wear Truth's clothes.

  • However Truth you know, being an honest guy, truth was unwilling to put on False ...

  • Falsehoods clothes. So he didn't want to steal Falsehoods clothes and

  • left naked. Well he had no other choice. Thus we have the naked truth. So that's

  • where the phrase and the origin is supposed to come from. There's another

  • one that Shakespeare used too, So he might have helped popularize it a little bit

  • more. Shakespeare also used this phrase in his play "Love's Labor Lost" in 1590.

  • Also to mean like the complete truth or the total truth. All right. And we have

  • three examples here. So example number one. Whether you want to believe it or

  • not. It is simply the naked truth. Okay. It's one way we use it. Or number two

  • just tell me the naked truth. No matter what the consequences. Okay. Or number

  • three here. People are sick of the lies. They just want the naked truth. Okay.

  • I hope you got it. I hope it is clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 119. The noun phrase today is

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