The purchase of food and drink to attract crowds to events - and straight-out cash payments to bribe uncommitted voters.
I tried to get them to read The Turner Diaries, but they straight-out rebelled.
Can straight-out lying or any other description of lying whatsoever beat this?
Hargrave did not propose to be involved in any but a straight-out transaction.
You like a regular, straight-out, simple sentence with one subject and one predicate, don't you?
A careful poll had shown them that straight-out ratification without amendment of some kind was impossible.
What we want here, sir, is straight-out, flat-footed hell—the burnin' lake o' fire an' brim-stone.
He finally decided to have a straight-out talk with her, to arrive at some sort of understanding.
He knew that "remembering" would mean much to you who are trying to live a straight-out Christian life.
Perhaps the straight-out sport of the thing meant more to him than to Dave; he was a braver man and more primitive in impulse.
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.
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]