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straight-edge

[streyt-ej] /ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ/
adjective
1.
advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism.
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  • Grinding along the inside edge of existing pavement shall conform to the highway agency's straight-edge requirement.
British Dictionary definitions for straight-edge

straight-edge

adjective
1.
(informal) not indulging in any kind of drug-taking or sexual activities
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Slang definitions & phrases for straight-edge

straight and narrow

noun phrase

Conventionally moral and law-abiding behavior (1930+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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