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honey-do list

A list or collection of tasks or jobs one has been requested to perform or undertake, especially household duties or jobs, given to a person by his or her spouse or romantic partner. All I want to do on the weekends is relax, but my husband always has some honey-do list for me.
See also: list

honey trap

1. An attraction, location, or sight designed to entice people to visit it, especially for monetary gain; a tourist trap. Even though I've lived in New York City for 10 years, I've never visited the Statue of Liberty. It's just a big honey trap, in my opinion.
2. The use of an attractive person, especially a woman, to extract information from someone by means of seduction. Though it feels a little demeaning, I know that being used as a honey trap against the mafia leader is for the greater good.
See also: honey, trap

honey-mouthed

Smooth, soothing, and sweet in voice, especially in a persuasive or seductive manner or intent. The king has fallen victim to the honey-mouthed advice of his power-hungry chancellor. Handsome and honey-mouthed, the young man was able to pick up any woman he wanted.

honey catches more flies than vinegar

Being kind and gentle produces more positive results than being rude or unpleasant. I don't understand why the boss is always yelling at us like that—doesn't he realize that honey catches more flies than vinegar?
See also: catch, flies, honey, more, vinegar

you attract more flies with honey than vinegar

You are more apt to get the results you want when you use kindness, rather than anger or aggression. I think the kids would visit you more if you were nicer to them. You attract more flies with honey than vinegar, you know. A: "The board rejected my proposal!" B: "Well, maybe if you didn't scream at them every time something went wrong, they would be more eager to work with you. After all, you attract more flies with honey than vinegar."

*sweet as honey

 and sweeter than honey; sweet as sugar
very sweet; charming. (*Also: as ~.) Larry's words were sweeter than honey as he tried to convince Alice to forgive him. Jill: Is Mary Ann nice? Jane: Yes, indeed. She's as sweet as honey. Your little girl is darling! Just as sweet as sugar.
See also: honey, sweet

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Prov. It is easier to get what you want by flattering people and being polite to them than by making demands. Jill: This meal is terrible. Let's get the restaurant manager over here and make a scene unless he gives us our money back. Jane: We might have more luck if we ask politely. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
See also: can, catch, flies, honey, more, vinegar

land of milk and honey

an imaginary place where there is more than enough of everything She came to the United States thinking it was the land of milk and honey.
Etymology: from the Bible story in which the Lord promises to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and into a land flowing with milk and honey
See also: and, honey, land, milk, of

the land of milk and honey

a country where people from other countries would like to live because they imagine that the living conditions are excellent and it is easy to make money People in poorer parts of the world still look on the States as the land of milk and honey.
See land on feet, land one
See also: and, honey, land, milk, of

honey

(ˈhəni)
n. beer. Let’s stop at the happy shop and get some honey.

honey fuck

n. a gentle and loving act of sexual intercourse. (Taboo. Usually objectionable.) I told him I’d prefer a honey fuck to a bunny fuck any day.
See also: fuck, honey

honey of a something

n. a very special something; an excellent example of something. This is a honey of a car. Wanna drive it?
See also: honey, of

honey wagon

1. and honey cart n. any vehicle used for or designed for carrying excrement: a farm manure wagon; a tank truck used to pump out septic tanks; a tank truck used to pump out airplane toilets; a portable latrine truck used in movie making. I drove a honey cart in Hollywood for a year. How’s that for glamour?
2. n. a beer truck. What time does the honey wagon bring in new supplies?
See also: honey, wagon

honey cart

verb
See also: cart, honey
References in classic literature ?
But as soon as honeyed words of praise are spoken for me I feel as one that lies unprotected before his enemies.
with quotations from the bill of fare; and then raised their voices in honeyed and otherwise-flavoured accents, eloquently addressed to the fair Aileen.
His prominent, heavy-lidded eyes rolled sideways amorously and languidly, the bedclothes were pulled up to his chin, and his dark smooth moustache covered his thick lips capable of much honeyed banter.
Compared to unhoneyed poultry that had been similarly cooked and refrigerated, the honeyed meats exhibited far less rancidity.
When they assayed the rate of oxidation in slices of the cooked meat after 2 days of refrigeration, the honeyed turkey exhibited only 15 percent as much fat oxidation as the untreated meat.