One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ensure that politicians behave fairly and openly.‘we're going to need someone to keep the bastards honest’
- ‘We keep the bastards honest and we have the mechanisms to keep ourselves honest too.’
- ‘The candidates will be viewed as 'the infighting bastards', rather than candidates that can 'keep the bastards honest'.’
- ‘The best parliaments happen when independents are keeping the bastards honest.’
- ‘He has tried to paint himself as the party that keeps the bastards honest.’
- ‘He warned politicians on Wednesday, "I'm not here to keep the bastards honest; I'm here to get rid of the bastards."’
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