What does ‘Honest to god’ refer to?
Excellent question. People generally use the phrase "honest to God" to emphasize their feelings or to emphasize that something that they are saying is really true. In the case of this clip, Howard is saying "honest to God" because he wants Leonard's mother to believe that he in fact does have a girlfriend. Ex: Honest to God you are really annoying me. Ex: I didn't do it. Honest to God!
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