straight and narrow
noun Etymology: probably alteration of strait and narrow; from the admonition of Matthew 7:14(Authorized Version), “strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life” Date: 1930 the way of propriety and rectitude — used with the

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  • Straight and Narrow — may refer to: *Straight and Narrow (play), a play by Jimmy Chinn *Straight and Narrow (The Outer Limits), an episode of the American television series The Outer Limits *The Straight and Narrow, the 1918 film starring Oliver Hardy …   Wikipedia

  • straight and narrow — noun the way of proper and honest behavior he taught his children to keep strictly to the straight and narrow • Syn: ↑strait and narrow • Hypernyms: ↑way, ↑path, ↑way of life * * * noun Etymolo …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight and narrow — the way of virtuous or proper conduct: After his release from prison, he resolved to follow the straight and narrow. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • straight and narrow — straight′ and nar′row n. the way of virtuous or proper conduct …   From formal English to slang

  • straight and narrow — proper and morally upright manner of doing things …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Straight and Narrow (play) — Straight and Narrow is a play by Jimmy Chinn that was first shown in the West end on 18 March 1992. The play is set in Manchester, and follows the rocky relationship between the play s pleasant and naive narrator Bob , his family and his partner …   Wikipedia

  • Straight and Narrow (The Outer Limits) — Infobox Television episode Title = Straight and Narrow Series = The Outer Limits Caption = Season = 2 Episode = 8 Airdate = 23 February, 1996 Production = 30 Writer = Joel Metzger Director = Joseph Scanlan Photographer = Guests = Peter Yunker as… …   Wikipedia

  • straight and narrow, on the —  Behaving virtuously, straight as they make them Very honest …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • straight and narrow path — proper and morally upright manner of doing things …   English contemporary dictionary

  • the straight and narrow — The virtuous or law abiding way of life • • • Main Entry: ↑straight * * * the honest and morally acceptable way of living he s making a real effort to get back on the straight and narrow * * * the straight and narrow see ↑straight, 3 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

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