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straight

1. adjective, slang Heterosexual. We all wondered if he was straight or not. I don't think there was a single straight woman at the concert.
2. adjective, slang Not under the effects or influence of drugs or alcohol; sober. I've been on a bender all weekend. Now I need to get straight before the big board meeting.
3. adjective, slang Feeling relieved or functional from the ingestion of drugs or alcohol. I just need a quick line of coke to get me straight, then I'm off the stuff for good! Here, drink this whiskey. It'll help get you straight.
4. adjective, slang Having no debt owed to or by someone else. Just buy me lunch and we'll be straight. Sound good? Here's that $50 I owed you. I wanted us to be straight before I moved.
5. adjective, slang Traditional or conservative (in morals, politics, faith, etc.). My parents are the straightest people I know, so I was shocked to learn that they regularly smoked weed in college. He used to have some pretty outlandish views during college, but he's gotten rather straight as he's gotten older.
6. adjective, slang Having no more cause for quarrel, disagreement, or misunderstanding. A: "How're things with you and Brian? Did you get things worked out?" B: "Yeah, we're straight."
7. noun, slang A heterosexual person. Usually used in the plural. We don't get too many straights in this bar.
8. noun, slang A normal, conventional, or conservative person; a square. Usually used in the plural. The straights running this city are trying to clamp down on the makeshift communities occupying abandoned land. I always wore the craziest outfits I could come up with during high school. The bemused looks I got from the straights never ceased to amuse me.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

straight

1. mod. honest; unembellished. Have I ever been anything but straight with you?
2. n. a tobacco cigarette; a tobacco cigarette butt. (see also slim.) No, I want a straight. That spliff makes me sneeze.
3. mod. having to do with undiluted liquor. I’ll take mine straight.
4. mod. relieved and satisfied by a dose of drugs. (Drugs.) She will be straight for a few hours, and then the same struggle all over again—all through the night.
5. mod. off drugs; no longer addicted to drugs. I’m straight now, and I’m gonna stay that way.
6. n. a square person (who does not use drugs, etc.). The straights are putting pressure on city hall to clean up this neighborhood.
7. n. a nonhomosexual; a heterosexual. (Often from the homosexual point of view.) Walter invited a few straights to the affair, just to keep things calm.
8. mod. not homosexual; not having a homosexual orientation. He wandered into a straight bar by mistake.
9. mod. excellent. This news is truly straight and I am happy to hear it.
10. mod. satisfied; having enough food or anything. Another beer? No thanks. I’m straight.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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