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go straight

Definition of go straight in English:

Live an honest life after being a criminal.
Example sentences
  • The court heard he had previous convictions for burglary and robbery, but had gone straight since his last release from prison in 2000.
  • As for Simpson, Taylor said he had stolen cars as a young man but had since then gone straight, apart from stealing an engine in the mid-nineties.
reform, mend one's ways, turn over a new leaf, get back on the straight and narrow
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