Meaning of “the straight and narrow” in the English Dictionary

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"the straight and narrow" in British English

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the straight and narrow


If you keep on the straight and narrow, you behave in a way that is honest and moral:

The threat of a good beating should keep him on the straight and narrow.

(Definition of “the straight and narrow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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