meaning and examples of the Phrase

Truth is stranger than fiction

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Fact is stranger than fiction. & Truth is stranger than fiction.
Prov. Things that really happen are harder to believe or more amazing than stories that people invent.
Did you see the story in the newspaper about the criminal who attacks people with a toenail clipper? Fact is stranger than fiction!
Jill: I can't believe someone's paying 900 dollars for Tom's broken-down old car—it doesn't even run. Jane: Truth is stranger than fiction.

Events in real life are often stranger than in fiction.

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