the way of virtuous or proper conduct:
After his release from prison, he resolved to follow the straight and narrow.
straight and narrow
(informal) the proper, honest, and moral path of behaviour
noun 1. the angle formed by two radii of a circle that are drawn to the extremities of an arc equal to one half of the circle; an angle of 180°. straight angle noun 1. an angle of 180° straight angle (strāt) An angle having a measure of 180°.
[streyt-ahrm] /ˈstreɪtˌɑrm/ verb (used with object) 1. Football. to push (a potential tackler) away by holding the arm out straight; stiff-arm. 2. to force, push, or fend off by or as if by holding out a stiff arm against obstacles: He straight-armed his way into the middle of the crowded room. noun 3. Football. an […]
- Straight arm lift
noun 1. a wrestling attack, in which a wrestler twists his opponent’s arm against the joint and lifts him by it, often using his shoulder as a fulcrum
noun, Informal. 1. a person who manifests high-minded devotion to clean living and moral righteousness. straight arrow noun 1. (informal, mainly US) a clean-living and honest person (as modifier): a straight-arrow cop straight-ahead