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honest-to-goodness

[on-ist-tuh-goo d-nis] /ˈɒn ɪst təˈgʊd nɪs/
adjective
1.
real or genuine.
adverb
2.
really, truly, or genuinely.
Also, honest-to-God
[on-ist-tuh-god] /ˈɒn ɪst təˈgɒd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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honest-to-God

adjective

Genuine; real; no shit: What is certain is the damage of an honest-to-God fight to the finish involving the debt ceiling (1916+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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