One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Under the influence of alcohol, a person tells the truth.‘in vino veritas, Frances, I love you’
- ‘I made my provisional selection (for this poll) while drunk, but in vino veritas and all of that, so I'll keep the original seven and take three more from the rest.’
- ‘When the drink is in, the truth comes out, especially for men, giving yet more support, as if any were needed, to the Roman adage in vino veritas.’
- ‘She claimed it was all the fault of booze and pills, of course, but in vino veritas, as we all know.’
- ‘The truth will come out, and, of course, the wine could help loosen tongues - in vino veritas.’
Latin, literally ‘truth in wine’.
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