Definition of straight arrow in English:

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straight arrow


North American informal
An honest, morally upright person.
Example sentences
  • Paul was what we called a straight arrow, maybe the straightest I have ever known.
  • Joe was the straightest of the straight arrows, a real gentleman.
  • You can tell his character is gonna be a straight arrow when he refuses to let an unctuous lobbyist buy him breakfast.

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Syllabification: straight ar·row

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