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keep someone honest

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keep someone honest

verb phrase

  1. To pose a requirement or test so that someone does not go unchallenged: We'll ask her a few questions just to keep her honest
  2. To pitch close to a batter; throw at a batter: Keep him honest, which means, make the batter afraid of you (Baseball) (1960s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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