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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.
We need to do better than we have done this season, that's the honest truth.
We've not spoken about promotion within the dressing room, that's the honest truth," said assistant boss Moore.
But in today's world people expect more than that - they want a service that delivers quality and they don't want to pay too much for it - that's the honest truth.
I didn't get any knives and I never stabbed either of them and that's the honest truth.
That's the honest truth behind government thinking on the matter.
I'm a Scot, that's the honest truth," he said, much to the amusement of fellow Champion Racing Audi driver Johnny Herbert, who laughingly said the only thing Scottish about Wallace was his name.
But the fact is that it was cheaper to get him than to sign some of the best strikers in Ireland, that's the honest truth.
Nicklaus said: "I always looked at Jones' record as something sacred and that's the honest truth.