honest-to-goodness

[ on-ist-tuh-goo d-nis ]
/ ˈɒn ɪst təˈgʊd nɪs /

adjective

real or genuine.

adverb

really, truly, or genuinely.

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decorum
Also hon·est-to-God [on-ist-tuh-god] /ˈɒn ɪst təˈgɒd/.

Origin of honest-to-goodness

First recorded in 1915–20
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