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straight arrow

noun

: a person who is very honest and morally proper

Full Definition of STRAIGHT ARROW

:  a person who lives by rigidly proper or conventional standards
straight–arrow adjective

Examples of STRAIGHT ARROW

  1. He doesn't drink or smoke. He's a real straight arrow.

Origin of STRAIGHT ARROW

from the expression straight as an arrow
First Known Use: 1969

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