be on the straight and narrow

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be on the straight and narrow

To maintain a morally upright way of life; to only make choices that are considered morally and legally correct. Now that I have a conviction on my record, I really have to be on the straight and narrow going forward. My father was on the straight and narrow until the day he died, and I think he regretted never doing anything wild or unexpected when he had the chance.
See also: and, narrow, on, straight
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