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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 their spouse or romantic partner. It is a pun on "honeydew" (a fruit), with "honey" referring to a common term of endearment, and "do" referring to a "to-do list." 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."

land of milk and honey

A place of abundance that is free from want. The phrase comes from the Biblical description of the land promised to the Israelites. It might be better than where you came from, but don't think this is some utopia or land of milk and honey—we still have to work for what we have.
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*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.
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the land of milk and honey

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a land of milk and honey

LITERARY
If you call a country or place the land of milk and honey or a land of milk and honey, you mean that it is a place with plenty of food and resources, where people can make money easily and have good lives. Note: `Spilled' can also be spelled `spilt' in British English. Canada was the land of milk and honey. The land of opportunities. This was the first port of call for many refugees coming to Australia, expecting to find a land of milk and honey. Note: This expression is used in the Bible to describe the Promised Land of the Israelites. (Exodus 3:8)
See also: and, honey, land, milk, of

milk and honey

prosperity and abundance.
This expression alludes to the prosperity of the Promised Land of Israel in the Bible (Exodus 3:8).
See also: and, honey, milk

a/the land of ˌmilk and ˈhoney

a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy: She had always longed to travel to the United States and to see what she imagined as the land of milk and honey.This phrase comes from the Bible, referring to the Promised Land.
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, something

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.