Definition of honest-to-God in English:


Syllabification: hon·est-to-God
Pronunciation: /ˌänəsttəˈɡäd


Genuine; real: an honest-to-God celebrity
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  • She is a brash, abusive, and obnoxious woman who seems to think she's a real, honest-to-God filmmaker.
  • The flying was spread out over a couple of days and, at one point, he was doing a real, honest-to-God interview with me.
  • It's a paragraph from an honest-to-God news item.


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Genuinely; really: [as exclamation]: “You mean you didn’t know?” “Honest to God!”

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