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straight arrow

noun

Definition of straight arrow

  1. :  a person who lives by rigidly proper or conventional standards

straight–arrow

adjective


Examples of straight arrow in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of straight arrow

from the expression straight as an arrow


First Known Use: 1969


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