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ring true

If something someone says or writes rings true, it seems to be true: Something about his explanation didn't quite ring true.
Translations of “ring true”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽起來是真的…
in Russian быть похожим на правду…
in Turkish gerçek gibi gözükmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 听起来是真的…
in Polish brzmieć prawdopodobnie…
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