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honesty is the best policy

Definition of honesty is the best policy in English:

proverb There are often practical as well as moral reasons for being honest.
Example sentences
  • A reward scheme with a difference is being launched in North Yorkshire to show young people why honesty is the best policy.
  • There is no doubt that honesty is the best policy.
  • He needs to learn that honesty is the best policy.
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