honesty is the best policy

idiom

used to say that telling the truth is better than lying even when it is hard to do
He realized honesty is the best policy and told them what really happened to their car.

Examples of honesty is the best policy in a Sentence

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“Honesty is the best policy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honesty%20is%20the%20best%20policy. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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