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The meaning of "a doubting thomas"

" A doubting Thomas "
Meaning:
A sceptic who won’t accept a widely believed truth until seeing the evidence in person.
Example:
I told him he would need a raincoat but, doubting Thomas that he his, he had to check the forecast for himself.
Where did it originate?:
From the Biblical story of Thomas, the apostle who doubted Jesus’ resurrection.
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