make an honest woman (out) of (someone)

make an honest woman (out) of (someone)

To marry a woman that one is dating. You've been dating Carrie for quite some time now, Pete. When are you going to make an honest woman out of her?
See also: honest, make, of, woman

make an honest woman of someone

Fig. to marry a woman. (Intended as jocular.) So you finally made an honest woman out of Denise. She had wanted Max to make an honest woman of her, but you can't depend on Max to do anything right.
See also: honest, make, of, woman

make an honest woman of someone

If a man makes an honest woman of his girlfriend, he marries her. Her boyfriend had e-mailed to say he couldn't live without her and if she would join him in Australia he would make an honest woman of her. Note: This expression is used humorously.
See also: honest, make, of, woman