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straight as an arrowvery straight, travelling in a very straight trajectory.Rate it:

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straight arrowA person of conventional moralityRate it:

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hit two targets with one arrowSynonym of kill two birds with one stoneRate it:

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damn straightWithout doubt, certainly, for sure.Rate it:

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get it straight from the horses mouthGet it truthfully, incisively, directly, explicitly.Rate it:

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get it straight, Understand It Correctly, Get The Truth In The MatterRate it:

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get something straightTo understand; to clarify.Rate it:

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go straightTo discontinue engaging in criminal acts; to become a law-abiding person.Rate it:

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I'm straightIndicates that the speaker is a heterosexual.Rate it:

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keep straightTo avoid confusing or mixing up something; to keep something clear or organized.Rate it:

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not see straightUsed other than as an idiom: see not, see, straight.Rate it:

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not see straightTo be unable to think clearly.Rate it:

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on the straight and narrowHonest; proceeding according to rules and plans.Rate it:

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play it straightTo behave in a manner that is straightforward, honest, or sincere.Rate it:

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play it straightTo perform a role in a manner that is not comedic or exaggerated.Rate it:

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play it straightTo avoid criminal behavior.Rate it:

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scare straightTo frighten (someone) to such a degree that a significant improvement in behavior results.Rate it:

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set straightTo correct; to make right or true.Rate it:

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straight and narrowA path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.Rate it:

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straight awayVery soon; quickly; immediately.Rate it:

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straight faceA face that is expressionless, especially not laughing.Rate it:

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straight from the horse's mouthDirectly from the source; firsthand.Rate it:

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straight from the shoulderDone in a direct manner; blunt.Rate it:

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straight goodsThe truth; the facts.Rate it:

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straight goodsSomeone or something authentic.Rate it:

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straight manA member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy.Rate it:

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straight out of the chuteSomething done immediately, or "from the beginning". Taken from rodeo routine: the bucking bronco, or bull, or the calf for the calf-roping contest is kept in a narrow pen, a chute, until it is released and dashes out to its fate.Rate it:

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straight shooterA person who is honest and forthright.Rate it:

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straight shooterA person who is blunt, sometimes to the point of being harsh or offensive.Rate it:

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straight shooterA type of pipe used for smoking cocaine.Rate it:

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read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:

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rule outTo cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.Rate it:

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straighten outTo make straight.Rate it:

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straighten upTo become straight, or straighterRate it:

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after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

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a side glance!Offering/Receiving, observing a straight forward focus of attention, without any variation of head or eye movement.Rate it:

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as the crow fliesIn a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe highest straight in poker, ace-king-queen-jack-ten.Rate it:

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center fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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fudge the factsSomeone who complains constantly but does not tell the straight story.Rate it:

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in linePositioned in a straight line.Rate it:

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kink outTo straighten a kink; to make straight.Rate it:

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like a martin to his gourdStraight, unerringly, directly.Rate it:

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nunca mejor dichoyou said it; I couldn't have said it better myself; damn straightRate it:

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on the huhnot level, not square, not straightRate it:

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prim and properprudish, straight-lacedRate it:

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second bananaA comedian who plays a secondary or supporting role, especially as straight man and traditionally in vaudeville or burlesque theatre.Rate it:

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shotgunA one-story dwelling with no hallways or corridors, with the rooms arranged in a straight line. Mostly heard in the southern United States.Rate it:

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straighten upto steer straightRate it:

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