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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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Examples for honest-to-goodness
  • It was an honest-to-goodness planet circling an honest-to-goodness star.
  • In addition, there is an honest-to-goodness experiment in my own family.
  • There's even an honest-to-goodness geodome erected by some ambitious guys who have brought a crane.
  • They deck themselves up for an honest-to-goodness party complete with champagne and noisemakers.
  • The need to show real, honest-to-goodness business viability will take center stage at the beginning of every small-business case.

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