Home-truth



noun
1.
an indisputable fact or basic truth, especially one whose accuracy may cause discomfort or embarrassment.
noun
1.
(often pl) an unpleasant fact told to a person about himself
A key or basic truth, especially one that is discomforting to acknowledge. For example, It’s time you told a few home truths here, such as where your campaign finances actually came from. This expression uses home in the sense of “the very heart of a matter.” [ c. 1700 ]

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