honest-to-God [adj] genuine absolute, accurate, actual, authentic, authenticated, bona fide, certain, certified, factual, for real*, for-sure, honest, honest-to-goodness*, kosher*, legit, legitimate, no buts about it*, official, on the level*, on the up-and-up, positive, real, reallytruly*, real stuff*, straight, sure-enough, surething, true, unquestionable, valid; concept 582

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  • honest to God — honest (to God) spoken phrase used for trying to make someone believe that what you say is true I don’t know anything about it, honest. I wouldn’t lie to you, honest to God I wouldn’t. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is true or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • honest\ to\ God — • honest to goodness • honest to God adj. phr. informal Really; truly; honestly. Used to emphasize something said. When we were in Washington, we saw the President, honest to goodness. Honest to goodness, Jane, I think you are the messiest girl… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • honest-to-God — • honest to goodness • honest to God adj. phr. informal Real; genuine. Used for emphasis. She served him honest to goodness deep dish apple pie. It was the first honest to goodness baseball game he d seen since going abroad …   Словарь американских идиом

  • honest-to-God — informal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ genuine; real. ► ADVERB ▪ genuinely; really …   English terms dictionary

  • Honest to God — infobox Book | name = Honest to God title orig = translator = image caption = author = John A.T. Robinson Bishop of Woolwich cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Christian theology, Apologetics publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • honest-to-god — adjective (used informally especially for emphasis) a real honest to god live cowboy had us a high old time went upriver to look at a sure enough fish wheel • Syn: ↑honest to goodness, ↑old, ↑sure enough • Si …   Useful english dictionary

  • honest to God — informal something you say in order to emphasize that you are telling the truth. I didn t mean to hurt him, honest to God I didn t! …   New idioms dictionary

  • honest-to-God — Synonyms and related words: absolute, actual, authentic, bona fide, candid, card carrying, de facto, dinkum, factual, following the letter, for real, genuine, good, historical, honest, inartificial, lawful, legitimate, lifelike, literal, natural …   Moby Thesaurus

  • honest-to-God — /ɒnəst tə ˈgɒd/ (say onuhst tuh god) adjective Colloquial genuine and reliable …  

  • honest to God — 1. adverb absolutely truthfully 2. adjective (used to indicate that the noun being modified by this adjective really does exist) …   Wiktionary

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