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straight arrow


: The distraught heroine murmured to the straight-arrow hero

noun phrase

A person who observes the social norms of decency, honesty, legality, heterosexuality, etc; a nondeviant: It turns out the boy is a straight arrow underneath his finery/ This is a supervisory job that ordinarily is won by the group Straight Arrow, the Eagle Scout type

[1969+; fr an archetypical upright Native American brave named Straight Arrow, mythically associated with a similar Caucasian who is a straight shooter]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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