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honest Idioms & Phrases


honest woman

  • noun a wife who has married a man with whom she has been living for some time (especially if she is pregnant at the time)
    • he made an honest woman of her
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honest-to-god

  • adjective satellite (used informally especially for emphasis)
    old; honest-to-god; sure-enough.
    • a real honest-to-god live cowboy
    • had us a high old time
    • went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel
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honest-to-goodness

  • adjective satellite (used informally especially for emphasis)
    old; honest-to-god; sure-enough.
    • a real honest-to-god live cowboy
    • had us a high old time
    • went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel
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To turn a penny, ∨ To turn an honest penny

  • to make a small profit by trade, or the like.
Webster 1913