So I decided to go straight to the source—which is how Bugg and I have hit upon the topic of time signatures.
So it brings in a little more revenue, and the CBPP wants that revenue to go straight to deficit reduction.
As Cairo is gripped by protests, real news junkies know to go straight to the source.
When I leave one checkpoint, I like to go straight to the next one.
Since the scam, she said, she helped a career criminal get a job and go straight.
I'll go straight to Mr. Mellish, and tell him what you've said, you scoundrel!
He and Lady Meredith want us to go straight to Mavins for a week.
I shall arrive at Odessa and from there go straight to Harkov.
Then John suggested that, as we could not go straight on, we should try a different course.
Let us go straight to the attraction, and not be acting contrary to the laws of nature.
mid-14c., "direct, undeviating, not crooked," properly "that which is stretched," adjectival use of Old English streht (altered, by analogy with streccan, from earlier streaht), past participle of streccan "to stretch" (see stretch (v.)). Meaning "true, direct, honest" is from 1520s. Of communication, "clear, unambiguous," from 1862. Sense of "undiluted, uncompromising" (e.g. straight whiskey, 1874) is American English, first recorded 1856.
Theatrical sense of "serious" (as opposed to popular or comic) is attested from 1895; vaudeville slang straight man first attested 1923. Go straight in the underworld slang sense is from 1919; straighten up "become respectable" is from 1907. Straight arrow "decent, conventional person" is 1969, from archetypal Native American brave name. To keep a straight face first recorded 1897; straight shooter is from 1928; straight-edge as a punk subculture is attested by 1987.
To renounce a life of crime; reform; Slipper (1919+ Underworld)
Very strict in one's military appearance and grooming
[1970s+ Army; fr STRAC, acronym for Strategic Army Corps, chosen units in constant combat readiness, hence elite troops]