A term that when
prefixed to a statement does more
damage than good. Its purpose
is to state that you are about to tell the truth about something. However, If one has to use this statement, it can be concluded that when
that same person
does not use this statement then they
are lying, because when they
are telling the truth, they
state that they
are about to tell the truth by saying, "I’m not gonna lie..."
So this statement, in effect, when
used, devalues any potential credibility one once had as an honest
and truthful person when they
are not using the statement.
It is synonymous with: to tell you the truth
, as a matter of fact
, in fact
I'm not gonna lie, she is looking
I'm not gonna lie, this taste terrible.
I'm not gonna lie, you are really
good at what you do.