in vino veritas[in vē′nō ver′i tas′]
in wine there is truth: a quotation from Pliny the Elder
Origin of in vino veritasClassical Latin
in vino veritas
- Used to refer to the effect of alcohol on reducing inhibitions, allowing someone to say what they truly think.
- Secondarily, used to suggest that one's perceptions and emotions when drunk are more real than when sober.