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straight up

 
1. Sl. upright. A fine guyreally straight up. She is one of the most straight up brokers in town.
2. . Sl. [of a drink] served without ice; neat. I'll have a bourbon, straight up, please. No, not straight up. Just a little ice.
3. . Sl. [of eggs] cooked sunny-side up; having to do with eggs cooked with the yolks facing up. Two eggs, straight up, and a cup of coffee. I like my eggs straight up, but the white part has to be cooked solid.
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straight up

Served without ice, generally said of an alcoholic drink, as in He ordered a martini straight up. Straight was first recorded with this meaning in 1874.
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straight up

truthfully; honestly. informal
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ˌstraight ˈup

(British English, spoken, informal) used for telling somebody that what you are saying is completely true: ‘I got the best marks in the class.’ ‘Straight up?’ ‘Straight up.’
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straight up

1. mod. [of someone] upright and honest. A fine guy—really straight up. She is one of the most straight up brokers in town.
2. mod. without ice; neat. I’ll have a bourbon, straight up, please.
3. mod. sunny-side up; having to do with eggs cooked with yellow yolks facing straight up. I like my eggs straight up, but the white part has to be cooked solid.
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straight up

Served without ice: whiskey straight up.
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