make an honest woman of

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 somebody

  (humorous)
if a man makes an honest woman of someone that he is having a relationship with, he marries her You've been living with Jean for five years, isn't it time you made an honest woman of her?
See also: honest, make, of, woman