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honesty is the best policy

proverb Telling the truth is always the best course of action, even when being dishonest would be easier or more useful. I think you should just explain what happened, rather than trying to cover your tracks. Honesty is the best policy, after all. Secrets like that will always find their way to the surface, so honesty is definitely the best policy.
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policy of pin pricks

A government policy that is regarded as particularly petty. The phrase was first applied to tense relations between England and France at the end of the 19th century. How long do we have to suffer under this policy of pin pricks before they finally repeal it?
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Honesty is the best policy.

Prov. You should always tell the truth, even when it seems as if it would be useful to tell a lie. Jill: I borrowed Jane's white blouse without asking her, and then I spilled tomato sauce on it. Should I tell her what happened, or should I just put the blouse back in her closet and hope she won't notice? Jane: Honesty is the best policy.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In cases in which (1) coverage is clearly provided under the primary policy, and (2) coverage is excluded by implication under the excess policy, the issue arises concerning whether the excess policy was written on a follow form basis.
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The equity component over the long run has consistently outperformed inflation." Because of the risk involved and the time needed to mitigate that risk, Raiford does not recommend a variable universal policy for those aged 60 and older.
The public internet address policy, which makes it possible to track, register, and regularly scan the computers that are accessible from the internet, was also welcomed by the SLs.
Once we understand the necessity of including a make-up policy in our written policy sheet, the next step is to decide on the specifics.
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Are the terms of coverage ever negotiated, or will the company be forced to accept the carrier's standard form policy language?
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These are the ones who transmit and translate the significance of Jewish voting numbers and advise on policy matters during election campaigns in such a way as to marginalize Arab-American voting power.
In addition, each employee was informed of the purpose of the P policies, consented to be insured and designated P as the policy's beneficiary.
By bringing these diverse perspectives together in one volume, Kennett has made major contribution to the comparative study of social policy. The book will undoubtedly serve as a major resource for social policy scholars, and the editor is to be commended for taking on what must have been a herculean task.
As a result of the review, I will provide an implementation summary to the USD(AT & L) with recommendations for policy improvements and adjustments to current delegation authority consistent with the management practice reported during the review.
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A life settlement turns insurance assets into cash, giving the original policyholder an amount greater than the cash surrender value in exchange for ownership of the policy. This option creates immediate revenue for companies or individuals holding unprofitable or unneeded policies.
1967--Release of Record of Policy Actions after Ninety Days
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