Definition of honest-to-goodness in English:

honest-to-goodness

Syllabification: hon·est-to-good·ness

adjective

[attributive]
  • Genuine and straightforward: an honest-to-goodness family vacation in the sun
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    • Socialism and anti-racism are ideas; greed and inequality are just plain, honest-to-goodness facts of life.
    • More often than not, these men are not interested in taking me home to their families, introducing me to their friends or pursuing honest-to-goodness relationships.
    • The storyline is genuinely engaging, an honest-to-goodness mystery.

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