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Meaning:

To be correct, to be true.


Example:

I believe some of what Paul Martin says, but the part about reducing taxes doesn't seem to have even the slightest
ring of truth to it.


Origin:

The origin of this phrase becomes obvious when you realize the original usage was to say that something did or did not
ring true.

A bell that rings true is one the rings at the correct note. Something that rings true is correct.
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