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the honest truth

The sincere, unadulterated truth. I swear it wasn't me who broke the lamp, that's the honest truth! The honest truth is that I don't really see this relationship working out in the long run.
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So the sooner he goes, the better for him, and the sooner I go, the better for me, I am sure, or else I shall have my maid gallivanting with somebody who may rob the house--though what there is to take away, besides tables and chairs, I don't know, except the miniatures: and he is a clever thief who can dispose of them to any great advantage, for I can't, I know, and that's the honest truth.'
Johnson explained: "I've never been more excited about a pre-season in my life, that's the honest truth.
That's the honest truth because I feel like it wasn't filling enough for me, it wasn't challenging enough for me.
"If I did know they were there I'd have reported it myself, and that's the honest truth.
Nita said, on hearing the news: "I dropped the letter on the floor and I screamed, that's the honest truth."
Bellamy: "I don't know, that's the honest truth!" Murphy: "Stoke survived that way for years, not exactly the same, but a similar philosophy and they built a squad to do it.
"We need to do better than we have done this season, that's the honest truth. I have been disappointed with certain things in the dressing room.
That's the honest truth. We've made decent strides, and have evolved from television and print to OTT, digital and mobile platforms.
"That's the honest truth. We've got to pick up our home game."
"I was pretty confident in myself that I hadn't touched him so I said to him: 'Did I touch you?' He said: 'I don't know.' That's the honest truth of it.
That's the honest truth. They are a massive club, their fans are brilliant, but they are one of quite a few strong clubs now whereas before they were the kings of Europe.
That's the honest truth. You can't describe the thrill of the wind in your hair, the pavement flying by beneath your feet, the rumbling power under you as you ride clinging to Larry Owens on the back of his Yamaha Road Star on a sunny afternoon.