go straight

idiom

informal
: to stop being a criminal
He left the gang and promised himself that he would go straight.

Examples of go straight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When neighbors give me fresh figs from their heavy-laden trees, most go straight into my mouth, barely making it into my kitchen for playing with. Laura McLively, The Mercury News, 3 July 2024 But not all trash should go straight into your garbage can, and not all food might be safe to go back into your refrigerator. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 3 July 2024 Social media’s tendency is to flatten everything, all the what-ifs and anticipation and secrecy, and go straight for the banality. Magdalene Taylor, Washington Post, 24 June 2024 Often cougars go straight for their nutrient-rich organs, including the liver, where the compounds are stored. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for go straight 

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“Go straight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20straight. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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