English version

have the/a ring of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave the/a ring of somethinghave the/a ring of somethingTRUEif a statement or argument has a ring of truth, confidence etc, it seems as if it has this quality His explanation has the ring of truth. ring
Examples from the Corpus
have the/a ring of somethingLies by their nature have the ring of truth.Some stories have a ring of truth, if a little exaggerated: They do fit the known biography.Thinkers, like the aforementioned, gained status because they suggest answers that have the ring of truth.
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