honest injun

honest injun

An expression used to emphasize the veracity of one's statement. Based on an informal spelling of "Indian" (i.e., Native American), the phrase is somewhat dated and may be considered offensive. Primarily heard in US. I swear it wasn't me who broke the lamp, honest injun!
See also: honest, injun
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Green Peppers- (featuring Justin Currie) Honest injun
Honest Injun is a bright and breezy little song that features Justin Currie of Del Amitri on vocals and American Tan follows this type of melody.
Vienna's Boy completed the Hannon HQ brace under Dane O'Neill, beating Honest Injun by a length and a half in the claimer, but the winner was claimed by Willie Musson for pounds 20,000.
Robert Winston deputised for Fanning and brought Go Padero home two lengths in front of Honest Injun, the success enabling Johnston to join Channon on the 138 mark for the year.
Del Amitri's Justin Currie sings on the Green Peppers song Honest Injun, and the band feature ex-Soup Dragons guitarist, Jim McCulloch, who enjoyed a Top 10 hit with his band's cover of The Rolling Stones song I'm Free.
And Justin Currie, best known for Del Amitri, delivers a stunning vocal on the song Honest Injun.
His second album is far rockier than his first and he has employed a cast of Scotland's best, including Isobel Campbell, Daniel Wylie and ex-Del Amitri singer Justin Currie who guests on Honest Injun, a sort of blissed-out Beatles thanks to Currie's country-tinged vocals.
new year following the success of Honest Injun in the seven-furlong maiden.
Trainers Milton Bradley and Barry Hills, better known for their turf exploits, got off the mark for the year with Lord Chamberlain and Honest Injun respectively
Guests at the bash at Glasgow's Classic Grand couldn't believe it when Justin took to the stage with The Green Peppers to sing new foot-tapper Honest Injun.