straight dope

straight dope

the true information; the full story. He gave us the straight dope. I want the straight dope. I can take it.
See also: dope, straight

straight dope

n. the true information. (see also dope sense 3 = news, information.) I want the straight dope. I can take it.
See also: dope, straight
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Wrapports owns the Chicago Sun-Times and other media assets, including its minority ownership interest in digital content network business Aggrego, LLC, the alternative weekly Chicago Reader and syndicated column The Straight Dope.
Other stories this month include "The Straight Dope on Legalized Medical Marijuana" (page 64), an examination of the consequences for property owners and managers of Colorado's social experiment, as well as the National Apartment Association Education Institute's (NAAEI) announcement on page 75 of www.
Skidmore gave them the straight dope about the benefits, the pay and the satisfaction of knowing you've built something.
and when researching the phenomenon came across a mention of Agloe in The Straight Dope website,'' Green recalled.
com/columns/read/2891/do-mosquitoes-prefer-certain-blood-types-plus) The Straight Dope puts it succinctly: "if you're a type O secretor, to a mosquito you look like caramel-covered crack.
I've got the straight dope for you," Jesus says, before launching into the flamboyant anthem "Listen to Jesus, Jimmy":
A: When buying a used shotgun, be sure and choose a dealer who will give you the straight dope on his guns.
There are many of us in this age group who have also turned to this venue for the straight dope and appreciate it for not insulting our intelligence.
I accept that argument now, but still wish we could just get the straight dope on power changes and drop all the conversions.
Another interesting site is The Straight Dope (http://www.
While the book suggests the bucolic quality inherent in historic treatments of small-town midwestern life, Hays does not exploit it, instead providing the straight dope on semipro ball in the NIL.
Treat employees as if they are skeptical, thinking humans and give them "the straight dope," as Hemingway might say.
The Straight Dope (Ballantine Books, 1984), More of the Straight Dope (Ballantine Books, 1988), Return of the Straight Dope (Ballantine Books, 1994).
Those of us on the middle to left side of the political spectrum are apt to trust environmentalists, social service advocates and other left-leaning crusaders to give us the straight dope.
It's only recently that environmental history has given us the straight dope about Easter Island (and other "lost civilizations" to boot).