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straight-out

[ streyt-out ]
/ ˈstreɪtˈaʊt /
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adjective Informal.

thoroughgoing: a straight-out Democrat.
frank; aboveboard.

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Origin of straight-out

1830–40, Americanism; from phrase straight out
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British Dictionary definitions for straight-out

straight-out

adjective informal

complete; thoroughgoing
frank or honest
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Idioms and Phrases with straight-out

straight out

see right out.

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