English version

home truth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhome truthˌhome ˈtruth noun [countable usually plural] 🔊 🔊 a true but unpleasant fact that someone tells you about yourself 🔊 It’s time someone told him a few home truths.
Examples from the Corpus
home truthIn the second extract he might have been risking telling a home truth to his government.Some home truth, no doubt.
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