the straight and narrow

Definition of the straight and narrow

informal

  1. :  the way of living that is honest and morally proper His wife keeps him on the straight and narrow.

Word by Word Definitions

straightplay
  1. :  free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities

    :  generated by a point moving continuously in the same direction and expressed by a linear equation

    :  lying along or holding to a direct or proper course or method

  1. :  in a straight manner

  1. :  straighten

  1. :  something that is straight: such as

    :  a straight line or arrangement

    :  straightaway

narrowplay
  1. :  of slender width

    :  of less than standard or usual width

    :  woven in widths usually less than 18 inches (46 centimeters)

  1. :  to decrease the breadth or extent of :  contract

    :  to decrease the scope or sphere of :  limit

    :  to lessen in width or extent :  contract

  1. :  a narrow part or passage


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