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straight up1

informal
1chiefly North American Unmixed; unadulterated: a dry Martini served straight up
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  • This is a vodka to be drunk straight up, and one that is good for the martini drinker.
2Truthfully; honestly: tell your friends straight up how you feel
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  • Straight up, I didn't laugh once during this entire flick!
  • Well, let me tell you straight up: I've never changed my mind about the war.
  • She had asked him straight up if there was anything going on between the two co-stars and he denied it.
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straight-up2

Syllabification: straight-up
Pronunciation: /ˌstrādˈəp/

adjective

North American informal
1Honest; trustworthy: you sounded like a straight-up guy
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  • The record struck a chord with me as just straight-up beautiful and honest songwriting.
  • I knew Maloney when I was in Seattle - he was an earnest, straight-up guy.
  • He's a true perfectionist and straight-up stickler for detail.
1.1Truly so called; genuine: a straight-up suspense tale
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  • Avowed influences include everything from The B-52s to math rock by way of good ol' straight-up punk, making want to party!
  • Which is why the straight-up truth rarely enters into the American political conversation.
  • They do straight-up new wave, no air quotes or knowing smirks attached.

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