(A parade of words and phrases eligible for retirement.)
Honesty is …
The darkest day of winter—cold!
The current year was very old.
He asked if he could borrow cash.
I nodded, but, not being rash,
I asked a very trusted friend,
“How will this go? How will it end?”
“Oh, splendid—like the sweetest song!
He’s honest as the day is long.”