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go straight

to stop breaking the law and lead a lawful life instead. The judge encouraged the thief to go straight. After Bob was arrested, he promised his mother he would go straight.
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go straight

to stop doing things that are illegal or dishonest About 75 percent of young offenders who graduate from the program go straight.
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go straight

Become a law-abiding person; abandon crime. For example, Once he got out on probation, he swore he would go straight. The use of straight in the sense of "honest" dates from the 1500s and probably alludes to the opposite of crooked, used in the sense of "dishonest" from the 13th century on.
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go straight

1. in. to stop breaking the law. I think I’ll give all this up and go straight—some day.
2. in. to get off drugs. (Drugs.) I’ll go straight one of these days.
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The plan 100 per cent is to go straight to Cheltenham and he has had an easy time of it since he won the Lexus," said Meade.
If I run him later it's too soon to the Hennessy so he'll go straight there.
Go straight across and follow the lane down into Cilcain.
We are looking forward to having him here and he will go straight into the squad for the game against Charlton.
We need him to be ready to go when we need him and they need someone who can go straight into their team and give the opposition some problems," he told the club's official website.
Katie Price's success continues as a writer, as the former glamour model's newly published novel is set to go straight to the top of the Sunday Times Bestseller list.
The former glamour model's fifth novel, the final instalment in her Angel trilogy, will go straight in at number one for hardback fiction, outselling the number two book by two copies to one, her publisher, Random House, said.
I'm not sure whether we'll go straight to Cheltenham or try to get another run into him, but there aren't that many options.
FORMER SFA chief David Taylor was delighted to be the man who OFFICIALLY told Celtic they would go straight into the Champions League groups.
Go straight down the field, crossing another stile on the way down to Briestfield Beck.
Many of my students go straight into the industry,'' said teacher Steve Lindberg.
While physical education teachers scramble to acquire the necessary dance certification, dancers who delayed their academic education to go straight to the stage are finding a compelling reason to get a degree.
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CELTIC will be rooting for Barcelona and AC Milan to win the Champions League - as the two Euro giants could hold the key to whether the Parkhead men go straight into the group stages.
and allows metalcasters to skip over the manufacturing of tooling and go straight to mold and coremaking.