go straight


: 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 In the fall of 2009, 70 percent of that year’s crop of high school graduates did in fact go straight to college. Paul Tough, New York Times, 5 Sep. 2023 By providing plants that come directly from the grower and go straight to the consumer, Garden for Wildlife ensures that its offerings are free of insecticides. Lauren Phillips, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2023 Representative Matt Gaetz said last week that Republicans should go straight to impeachment proceedings, not just an inquiry. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 23 Aug. 2023 In most cases, the money from the sale will go straight into your IRA. Laxmi Corp, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 The neoprene material can go straight in the wash, too, making for easy cleaning. Neha Tandon, Women's Health, 3 Aug. 2023 If a person is suffering from any heat stroke symptoms, call 911 or go straight to your local emergency room. Sherri Gordon, Health, 31 July 2023 First, 24% of the windfall will go straight to the IRS for mandatory federal withholding, according to CNBC. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 The profits then go straight to the studio in the form of fee payments, so that, on paper, the subsidiary never makes any profit. Allison Morrow, CNN, 19 July 2023 See More

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“Go straight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20straight. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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