straight arrow

noun

Definition of straight arrow

: a person who lives by rigidly proper or conventional standards

straight-arrow

adjective

Examples of straight arrow in a Sentence

  1. He doesn't drink or smoke. He's a real straight arrow.

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Origin and Etymology of straight arrow

from the expression straight as an arrow


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