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Straight and Narrow

Straight and Narrow

WordNet



noun


(1)   The way of proper and honest behavior
"He taught his children to keep strictly to the straight and narrow"
Wiktonary



Etymology


Probably "strait and narrow," from Matthew 7:14

Adverb



  1. honest; proceeding according to rules and plans
    The project would seriously go down the pan if Mrs. Foster weren't here to keep it on the straight and narrow.