sweet as honey

(as) sweet as honey

Exceptionally sweet, friendly, or kindly. My grandmother, God rest her soul, was as sweet as honey, but boy could she tell some raunchy jokes! He may seem sweet as honey right now, but he'll turn on you in an instant if you get in his way.
See also: honey, sweet

*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
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Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth."
And the title, reflecting the parable she had learned at her father's knee, was seen as an apt description of African-American women - "strong as a rock, sweet as honey".