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    meaning, please

    I hope you can explain to me the meaning of the phrase:
    there's an honest man for you

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    Re: meaning, please

    Boss: Your supervisor has requested that you work 6 days this week. What are your thoughts?

    Employee #1: It's a good idea. (Note, Employee #1 doesn't want to work the weekend because she has been working double time all week and needs to rest on the 6th day, but she doesn't say this to the boss.)

    Employee #2: It's a good idea because we can finish the project a day earlier, but we've been working late all week and are pretty tired, so I think having the 6th day off would be best for everyone involved, even the company.

    Boss: Now, there's an honest man for you; i.e., someone who tells you the truth, even if the information might offend someone.

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