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.
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?
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
To be honest, I'm full of bullshit.
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.