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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “honest-to-goodness”

honest-to-goodness

adjective [before noun]     /ˌɒn.ɪst.təˈɡʊd.nəs/ US  /ˌɑː.nɪst-/
real or true
真的,真实的
The book is an honest-to-goodness account of her early life.
这本书是对她早期生活的真实记录。
True, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of honest-to-goodness adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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