straight-out
adjective Date: 1840 1. forthright, blunt <
gave a straight-out answer
>
2. outright, thoroughgoingstraight-out adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • straight out — See: RIGHT OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straight out — See: RIGHT OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Straight-out — a. Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise; hence, unqualified; thoroughgoing. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] Straight out and generous indignation. Mrs. Stowe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straight-out — [strāt′out′] adj. Informal 1. straightforward; direct 2. unrestrained ☆ 3. thoroughgoing; unqualified …   English World dictionary

  • straight out — index outright Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • straight-out — straight′ out′ adj. 1) thoroughgoing; complete 2) frank; aboveboard • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • straight out — adverb : without concealment or hesitation : directly told the whole story straight out * * * straight out Frankly, directly • • • Main Entry: ↑straight * * * straight out phrase said directly and immediately …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight\ out — • right out • straight out adv Plainly; in a way that hides nothing; without waiting or keeping back anything. When Mother asked who broke the window, Jimmie told her right out that he did it. When Ann entered the beauty contest her little… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • straight-out — /strayt owt /, adj. Informal. 1. thoroughgoing: a straight out Democrat. 2. frank; aboveboard. [1830 40, Amer.; from phrase straight out] * * * …   Universalium

  • straight out — adv Directly. Tell me straight out if you are seeing another woman. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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