honest to God at English (WD) Of Explained:
Alternative forms* Inter: onym » en||honest-to-God
EtymologyCompare Inter: term » swear to God|lang=en. Originally used as a sentence adverb or interjection, modifying entire clauses or utterances; Inter: term » honest|lang=en itself is used this way, as in “Honest, I had no idea!” (meaning “I'm telling the truth, I had no idea!”).
AdjectiveInter: en-adj » -
AdverbInter: en-adv » -
Category: Category:English sentence adverbs -