The tradition of sending greetings can be traced back centuries to the ancient Chinese exchanging messages to celebrate the New Year, and the Egyptians sending greetings on papyrus scrolls. Sending messages became widespread in the 1800s with the invention of the printing press and the postage stamp. Founded in 1910 Hallmark is the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States. ~When you care enough to send the very best.
Hello and welcome to episode 74…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… the gospel truth
One man’s gospel truth is another man’s blasphemous lie. The dangerous thing about people is the way we’ll try to kill anyone whose truth doesn’t agree with ours. ~Mira Grant
the gospel truth …something that is completely true…to be honest
This is the complete truth; I did not read your diary.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… the gospel truth
This is the gospel truth; I did not read your diary.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … the gospel truth
He thinks everything she says is the gospel truth.
I told my parents the gospel truth about how I wrecked their car.
Your honor, everything I said was the gospel truth. I did not steal any money.
Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
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The word gospel comes from the Old English word god spel which means “good news.”
gospel | singular noun
an idea or set of ideas that a person or group strongly believes and often tries to persuade other people to believe or accept