deal/play straight

idiom

: to be honest in one's dealings
Are you dealing/playing straight with me?

Examples of deal/play straight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the view of directors Adam D’Angelo, Helen Toner, and Tasha McCauley—and Sutskever—Altman didn’t deal straight with them. Steven Levy, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 There, the resort said, guests can dine on an array of local and seasonal specialties and listen to a bit of live music from a local band who will play straight through to Christmas day. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 11 Sep. 2021

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“Deal/play straight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deal%2Fplay%20straight. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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