straight and narrow

noun
Updated on: 14 Mar 2018

Definition of straight and narrow

: the way of propriety and rectitude used with the

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Origin and Etymology of straight and narrow

probably alteration of strait and narrow; from the admonition of Matthew 7:14 (King James Version), "strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life"


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