honest-to-goodness


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honest-to-goodness

an honest-to-goodness thing or person is plain, simple, and exactly what they appear to be (always before noun) I'd much rather have an honest-to-goodness steak than any of the fancy stuff he cooks.
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According to our ACF Poll of What Australian's Really, Honest-To-Goodness Care About, it is time we do something about this, for good.
This new line provides consumers with an honest-to-goodness meal," said Jonathan Gray, manager of research and development at ConAgra Foods.
Not by doing everything in a real, honest-to-goodness, non-fakey way though, oh no.
Instead of honest-to-goodness nonsense, we're left with an ultimately pleasing series of achingly articulated literary poses and the ragged shattered-crystal experience of the deeply strange that we prize and expect from FC2.
At present Jack Dorsey has only said that he is very excited about a new start-up he is getting ready to launch and has not yet released any honest-to-goodness details.
Now, researchers are on to phase two: turning that cellular glop into a square inch of honest-to-goodness muscle tissue.
There was a down-to-earth honest-to-goodness about Monica that commended her to all who knew her.
Sam is told he's in the year 1973, and concludes he is one of three things: an honest-to-goodness time traveler, in a coma and dreaming, or outright bonkers -- none a good option with a murder to prevent in 2006.
Afterwards, they can stroll next door to an authentic, old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness soda fountain and indulge in their favorite ice cream creation.
Things that we used to value, like choice (a choice of 2,476 types of speciality coffee doesn't count), olde English tea shoppes and, more importantly, honest-to-goodness caffs which celebrate the three Ts: tea, tea and tea.
In football, however, you need the honest-to-goodness performers as well ( and if they are local lads to boot then all the better.
The Honest-to-Goodness Story of Raggedy Andy is a picturebook based on the true story of Johnny Gruelle, creator of the famous Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls.
Built specifically for the high-adrenaline sport of downhill (DH to those in the know), mountain bike racing, in which riders hurtle down snowless black diamond-level ski slopes at ridiculous speeds, the bike features an honest-to-goodness transmission in place of the usual gears and derailleur setup.
CEO types like the multiday trips because they can get an honest-to-goodness break from their daily lives," says Ashley Korenblat Sevenoff, owner of Western Spirit.