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straight arrow

n. an honest person; a law-abiding citizen. (see also straight shooter.) Willy is really a straight arrow at heart—as long as he’s not around Max. Max is not a straight arrow. Slime is more like it.
See also: arrow, straight

straight arrow

A conventional and ethical person. As morally straight as an arrow, that person is likely to be dull. As used in colleges during the mid- 20th century, a straight arrow wasn't the type who'd get drunk or use drugs. If female, her necking, petting, or going further was out of the question.
See also: arrow, straight
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We'd done business before, and I knew Henry was a straight arrow.
Arrow Rest: Bow attachment that helps deliver straight arrow flight.
All the Native Americans were as good and wholesome as Straight Arrow.
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On the other hand, he's such a straight arrow that when he finds a million dollars in illicit cash, he turns it in, rather than pocketing it.
You have two solutions: 1) Tune your bow to achieve perfectly straight arrow flight off the rest.
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With great angst (the former senate majority leader, as those of us who've covered him know, is a serious straight arrow, unaccustomed to lying or even fibbing), he and his two co-peace makers agreed to go out and dissemble.
While Sam's affair with the then-married Jack is on the outs, her romance with straight arrow Martin is just heating up.