straight-arrow
adjective see straight arrow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • straight arrow — straight arrows N COUNT: oft N n A straight arrow is someone who is very traditional, honest, and moral. [mainly AM] ...a well scrubbed, straight arrow group of young people …   English dictionary

  • straight-arrow — ☆ straight arrow [strāt′ar΄ō, strāt′er΄ō ] adj. Informal proper, righteous, conscientious, etc.: often used with connotations of conservatism, stodginess, dullness, or the like * * * See straight arrow. * * * …   Universalium

  • straight arrow — ☆ straight arrow n. Informal a person who is straight arrow …   English World dictionary

  • straight arrow — straight arrow, adj. Informal. a person who manifests high minded devotion to clean living and moral righteousness. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • straight arrow — n AmE informal someone who is very honest and moral and who never does anything exciting or unusual …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • straight arrow — noun count INFORMAL someone who is reliable and good but may be slightly boring …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • straight-arrow — ☆ straight arrow [strāt′ar΄ō, strāt′er΄ō ] adj. Informal proper, righteous, conscientious, etc.: often used with connotations of conservatism, stodginess, dullness, or the like …   English World dictionary

  • straight-arrow — ˌ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ adjective : rigidly proper and conventional • straight arrow noun * * * straight arrow, U.S. Informal. a very proper, upright, straightforward person: »Smith, a wonderfully old fashioned straight arrow, was right in character… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight arrow — noun a frank and honest person • Syn: ↑square shooter, ↑straight shooter • Ant: ↑liar (for: ↑square shooter) • Hypernyms: ↑good person …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight arrow — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms straight arrow : singular straight arrow plural straight arrows mainly American informal someone who is reliable and good but may be rather boring …   English dictionary

  • straight arrow — n. an honest person; a law abiding citizen. (See also straight shooter.) □ Wally is really a straight arrow at heart as long as he’s not around Max. □ Max is not a straight arrow. Slime is more like it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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