honest-to-goodness


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Adj.1.honest-to-goodness - (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"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
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honest-to-goodness

adj (inf: = genuine) → echt; person, expressionwaschecht
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Claiming that there was 'no honest-to-goodness bidding' in government projects, presidential spokes-person Harry Roque defended President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to eliminate competitive public bidding.
Sa totoo lang kaya may 'tongpats', kasi wala namang honest-to-goodness bidding na nangyayari.
And Senate Republicans must listen and finally leave this partisan process behind so we can pursue the honest-to-goodness fixes to the Affordable Care Act that both parties can support that will expand access and lower costs.
And in these strange times, perhaps an honest-to-goodness punk band is just what the kids need.
USPRwire, Thu Dec 08 2016] National award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who is known for her honest-to-goodness nature has spread her charm across the globe with her acting skills.
Voices on the line "got to travel inside honest-to-goodness enclosed wires the whole way, completely out of the weather, and they'd come out all creamy on the receiving end.
THERE are six honest-to-goodness laughs in this comedy sequel - perhaps twice that if the sight of a toddler playing with a sex toy strikes you as funny.
BAD NEIGHBOUrS 2 THERE are six honest-to-goodness laughs in this comedy sequel - or twice that if the sight of a toddler playing with a sex toy strikes you as funny.
Jessie's days are peopled with quirky characters--especially Uncle Jimmy, an honest-to-goodness hero back from war-torn Europe.
My children and their cousins love the vacation with extended family because it means essentially unlimited frozen custard, honest-to-goodness east coast pizza (which, try as they might, cannot be imitated in my current home state of Colorado), and time spent at boardwalk amusement parks.
As the afterglow of an honest-to-goodness peak season in 2014 lingers in the winter air, many businesses in the air cargo supply chain are experiencing something they've rarely felt over the past five years--confidence.
However, it doesn't just throw minorities into the mix to appease its audience or to get noticed, it honest-to-goodness revels in its diversity.