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straight-up

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straight-up

adjective
  1. (or adv) Honest; upright; straight arrow: They were straight-up, nice people/ doesn't believe the women's product can compete with men's volleyball, not straight up, not on the basis of skills or popularity (1910+)
  2. Of cocktails, served without ice cubes; neat (1975+)
  3. Of eggs, sunny side up

[straight-up-and-down in the first sense is found by 1903]


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