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English definition of “the straight and narrow (path)”

the straight and narrow (path)

a course of behavior that is correct : Ray runs an after-school program meant to keep young people on the straight and narrow .
(Definition of the straight and narrow (path) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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