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straight goods

noun phrase

The truth: Is all dat straight goods? (1892+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • Besides being a paint slinger of promise, she's the straight goods.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge Pemberton Ginther
  • Sadie swallowed a bit hard at that; but she raps out the straight goods.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • I give you the straight goods that it was a disguised voice, and so, unreckonizable.

    The Mark of Cain Carolyn Wells
  • Well, this is the straight goods at any rate, said Cimarron.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • I'll give you the straight goods so's there won't be any chance of a mistake.

    The White Moll Frank L. Packard
  • But it would have to be straight goods, Blount; no 'ifs' and 'ands' about it.

  • When she catches anybody in a mean trick she don't quote poetry to 'im; she gives 'im the straight goods.

    Stories of the Foot-hills Margaret Collier Graham
  • Some of this was straight goods, an' some stall; but that first winter was a special providence if they ever was one.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • straight goods, Mit,” stated the southpaw serenely, as he stepped forward.

    Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager

    Burt L. Standish
  • “Seems to be straight goods,” remarked Jim, as Joe threw the paper aside.

Idioms and Phrases with straight goods

straight goods

The truth, as in Is that straight goods about how much you still owe? or I'm giving you the straight goods about Monica. [ ; late 1800s ]
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