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Synonyms for honest-to-goodness

(used informally especially for emphasis)

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Alabama native Jamey Johnson is known for putting his head down and giving honest-to-goodness renditions of outlaw and hard country.
If we were to pull the most commented, liked, shared or replied-to content into an (un)official ACF Poll of What Australian's Really, Honest-To-Goodness Care About, it would read something like this:
30pm Pick up some honest-to-goodness tips from gastropub chef Tom (he's doing rolled breast with stuffing, Christmas pudding ice cream and mulled cider) after you've indulged in a bit of decadent feasting.
Each half cup of the Wheatberry & Barley Medley (half the serving listed on the package) has around 130 calories, 4 grams of protein, 5 percent of a day's iron, and 5 grams of honest-to-goodness unprocessed fiber.
Sure enough, the authors note, the test-takers "traded nine honest-to-goodness IQ points for a partner who was thinner than the smarter alternative.
Patterson does not focus solely upon the horrors of war, but also touches upon savoring rare luxuries such as an honest-to-goodness hot meal and the powerful bond between officers and soldiers of the 77th Division, despite their diverse ethnic and class background.
When the new Ombudsman, former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, takes office, we will have an honest-to-goodness anti-corruption office, not one that condones the corruption and abuses in government," Aquino said.
Not just a random program that's on once a week and encourages us to do certain things but doesn't teach us how; we need a real, honest-to-goodness schoolroom on TV.
These honest-to-goodness Bulge veterans, who have been attending since 1991, welcome the public to visit their barracks, ask questions, and peruse their large collection of books and artifacts on the Bulge, as well as enjoy the ongoing WWII videos being shown.
This new line provides consumers with an honest-to-goodness meal," said Jonathan Gray, manager of research and development at ConAgra Foods.
Since it's been the number one subject of poetry for thousands of years, it takes courage these days to write an honest-to-goodness love poem.
Instead of honest-to-goodness nonsense, we're left with an ultimately pleasing series of achingly articulated literary poses and the ragged shattered-crystal experience of the deeply strange that we prize and expect from FC2.
Now, researchers are on to phase two: turning that cellular glop into a square inch of honest-to-goodness muscle tissue.
At this point I was full of well-placed hope that main courses would continue to carry the flag of honest-to-goodness food, and they did.
Make no mistake, hon--this may not be a real diner, but it has been a labor of love for Buck and an honest-to-goodness learning experience that provided dozens of Dover-Sherborn High School students with art and history lessons.