on the straight and narrow

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on the straight and narrow

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