straight and narrow

noun

Definition of straight and narrow

  1. :  the way of propriety and rectitude —used with the

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”


First Known Use: 1930


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