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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
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.
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?
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 honeyand 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.
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.
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
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
n. beer. Let’s stop at the happy shop and get some honey.
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.
honey of a something
n. a very special something; an excellent example of something. This is a honey of a car. Wanna drive it?
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 honey wagon