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The straight and narrow the honest and morally acceptable way of living; a misunderstanding of Matthew 7:14, ‘Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way.’

straight from the horse's mouth expression for the original, authentic source of information; recorded from the 1920s, and probably referring to the ideal source for a racing tip.

straight from the shoulder (of words) frank and direct (literally, of a blow, swift and well-delivered.


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