(to be) as honest as the day is long



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - as honest as the day is long

"(to be) as honest as the day is long"

to be absolutely and completely trustworthy and honest

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - as honest as the day is long

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I am a little worried that John is going to take credit for my idea.

Colleague 2:  No need to worry. John is as honest as the day is long. He would never do such a dishonest thing.

Colleague 1:  So you trust him?

Colleague 2:  Absolutely and without a doubt.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - as honest as the day is long

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I guess Fran is in trouble with the government tax authority. Apparently she claimed an illegal expense on her tax return.

Friend 2:  Well, it must be just an honest error because Fran would never cheat or lie, never. She is as honest as the day is long.

Friend 1:  Nevertheless, she is going to be audited.





(to be) as honest as the day is long - Usage:

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(to be) as honest as the day is long - Gerund Form:

Being as honest as the day is long, everyone believed he would deliver when he said he would deliver.



(to be) as honest as the day is long - Examples:

1)  ... image as part of his political CV, so we know he's as honest as the day is long.

2)  Both are as honest as the day is long and should acquit themselves very well. 

3)  Pilkington is as honest as the day is long, of course. A hard-worker, a great servant ...

4)  ... as honest as the day is long and said average voters believe him.

5)  He's a great manager, very intelligent and he's as honest as the day is long. He's so honest to players, he'll ...

6)  He was always forthright, always opinionated but as honest as the day is long.

7)  ... he was a no-nonsense kind of guy," he said, "and as honest as the day is long."

8)  ... is a smashing lad, as honest as the day is long. There is no way he would have lied to ...

9)  First of all, he's as honest as the day is long. Kids see him as a very truthful person. They trust him. He develops a trust with kids very very quick.

10)  He's as honest as the day is long. He's a straight shooter, genuine, sincere ...

11)  ... is as honest as the day is long," she said. He had a good reputation that was very important to his career, she said. 

12)  ... who is usually as honest as the day is long, finds herself forced to pretend that her mother has died, ...

13)  He's a common-sense, get-it-done lawyer (who) knows Washington and government well and is as honest as the day is long.

14)  Can we ensure that every doping control officer is as honest as the day is long? No. Can we ensure they all have unimpeachable values? No.

15)  He is as honest as the day is long. What you hear from him, is what you get with him — that's commitment, courage, and integrity.

16)  ... was as honest as the day is long. What you saw is what you got.

17)  He's always been as honest as the day is long, and we usually get a brutally honest assessment of the shortcomings and warts of the team ...

18)  The outcome might not always be what people want, but he is as honest as the day is long and he's a great person.

19)  I think he has integrity. I think he is as honest as the day is long.

20)  I am Honest John, and as honest as the day is long. Actually, I'm honest longer than that, kind sir, for I am nobly honest in the evening too!