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1.
an incredibly over-used refuge for the inarticulate to máke a point of statement.Can be used in any sentence as long as you agree with yourself.
i really don't like to stick pineapples up my arse...to be honest. But have you tried a cucumber?
by moose head May 07, 2005
 
2.
Implies that the speaker usually lies, but will be honest this one time. Yeah right.
To be honest, I think you're really good at soccer. Really.
by domokato April 23, 2009
 
3.
Absolutely pointless statement, that adds nothing to any conversation it is included in. Used by dumbasses to sound "smarter" or "prove a point".

Also see: to be frank, frankly, honestly
To be honest, I'm full of bullshit.
by hi, my name is Name August 30, 2007
 
4.
The crutch of a idiot who uses it to append declarative sentences in order to sound more authoritative.
To be honest, I really have no idea what I'm talking about and use cliches where smarter people use original thought.
by Tom Hefner February 24, 2011
 
5.
The phrase "to be honest" is often used as a filler which makes a sentence run on. It is often perceived that one who uses such phrase implies that they often are not honest, so they feel the need to say "to be honest" when they actually are being honest.
To be honest, I didn't do it! I swear!
by Astro_Chris September 03, 2014