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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.
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To find the basic number of Straights we need to reduce this total by 10x4=40, to remove the Straights Flush cases from each of the four suits.
It is so tiring to see yet another letter from a whiny reader complaining about a straight person on the Advocate cover [Feedback re Matthew Rhys, November 20].
Gays must launch a large-scale campaign--we've called it the Waging Peace campaign--to reach straights through the mainstream media," the co-authors wrote.
Gays lose partner benefits or, more likely, straights gut them.
I first noticed this trend in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) where the gay couple in the story proves to be eminently more stable, mature, and poetic than any of the gaggle of rather silly straights running from bedroom to bedroom in search of true love.
This movie is targeted not only to the LGBT audience but also the straight audience, and I would say primarily to people in their 20s and 30s.
It's not something I can control any more than a gay or straight person can choose whom he or she loves.
At first glance this all reads like a slightly altered version of last year's Boy Meets Boy--on which a man tried to pick out his fellow queers from among a pool of gay and straight suitors--but according to Byrne, Straight was sold to Fox before Bravo's hit queer reality series was announced.
1 EVERYONE IS STRAIGHT To paraphrase Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy, we live in a world where every movie, every TV show, and every billboard tells us we're straight.
Now everybody loves Will & Grace, even straight people.
Here's another feature on cute little straight boys shaking their ta-tas at the gay community--only, mind you, to stretch their acting muscle and always, of course, reiterating their heterosexuality.
Opposite, the year's surprise independent film hit, is populated by a group of equally perplexed gays and straights (and at least one character who falls uncomfortably in between) trying to navigate the treacherous road between love and libido.