phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the phrases.org.uk website Search | Discussion Forum Home|

Re: Ring true

Posted by James Briggs on March 27, 2003

In Reply to: Ring true posted by EE on March 27, 2003

: What is the meaning of "ring true"? Thanks.

I'm pretty sure this relates to church bells. A well cast bell will sound the correct note - it will 'ring true'. If there's a defect in the bell, then the intended note will be false. By ananolgy those things which 'ring true' are considered correct.