Definition of 'to be honest'
Example sentences containing 'to be honest'
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We have to be honest about that.Christianity Today (2000) The Sun (2009) The Sun (2016) The Sun (2013)
The government needs to be honest about the flaws in official immigration figures and the relevance of unofficial ones.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She has supported them to be honest about their feelings and then think about how those feelings can be dealt with.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
If he says no, ask him to be honest about why.The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The more awareness there is, the easier it will be for anyone else to be honest about their condition.The Sun (2012)
The skill is to be honest about the term but also make clear that differences don't make people better or worse.Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2012)
I think he's quite happy about that to be honest.The Sun (2008)
I'm not that fussed about talking about to be honest.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Try to be honest about your foibles, and remember: compatible lifestyles are often more important than shared interests.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I'm trying not to think about it, to be honest.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Definition of to be honest from the Collins English Dictionary
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