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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straight and narrow, strait and narrow(noun)

    the way of proper and honest behavior

    "he taught his children to keep strictly to the straight and narrow"


  1. straight and narrow(Noun)

    A path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.

  2. Origin: Probably "strait and narrow," from Matthew 7:14


  1. Straight and Narrow

    "Straight and Narrow" is an episode of The Outer Limits television series. It was first shown on 23 February 1996, during the second season.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight and narrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight and narrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Penn:

    There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.

  2. Gordon Derrick:

    It is not just the Caribbean, it is throughout. Regardless of where The Antiguan are … there are people who are not on the straight and narrow, that does n’t mean everybody in that country is the same way.

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