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straight up

sentence substitute

  1. slang.
    honestly; truly; exactly

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Idioms and Phrases

Served without ice, generally said of an alcoholic drink, as in He ordered a martini straight up. Straight was first recorded with this meaning in 1874.
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Example Sentences

I think people like those stories told straight-up, [David] Fincher-style.

Being there with a company of American infantry was dangerous enough; going there on your own seemed like straight-up suicide.

But if you ask the American public a straight up question—“Do you support amnesty for illegal immigrants?”

The straight-up fear of a world in which disco singles consistently topping the charts was the new normal.

Perhaps he is straight-up obsessed with former American Idol host Paula Abdul.

She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.

It was half-past seven when we got back to the house, so we all went straight up to our rooms to dress for dinner.

On his chest was a great inkoos with one eye covered, and on his back a hut with trees growing straight up into the air from it.

There's a little one inside—so narrow and twisted, Jim, that even I can hardly walk straight up it but have to go sidewise.

We had no more than got fairly between the straight-up-and-down walls of it than Piegan halted us with a warning hand.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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