Definition of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in English:

the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

phrase

  • Used to emphasize the absolute veracity of a statement.

    • ‘Are you sure you're telling me the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?’
    • ‘As John stated, ‘We knew that this guy was not telling us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.’’
    • ‘Was Randal telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?’
    • ‘Do you swear the testimony you will give today will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?’
    • ‘You do affirm that all the testimony you are about to give in the case now before the court will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; this you do affirm under the pains and penalties of perjury?’
    • ‘I don't believe that the bible is a divine document, that it is God's word, or that it is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.’
    • ‘Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?’
    • ‘I'll answer the first comment when it arrives - and I'll answer with the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.’
    • ‘It means that a person, called to court to give evidence, stands up in public, takes a bible in his or her hand, and states aloud, ‘I swear by almighty God to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.’’
    • ‘He was to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in all statements to the police and in court, and was subject to prosecution for perjury and public mischief if he failed to do so.’