- not deviating from what is usual or expected; conventional or traditional; standard: a straight-ahead novel with a happy ending.
Origin of straight-ahead
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for straight-ahead
When football started more than a century ago, it was a brutal game of straight-ahead running plays.In ‘The Knockoff Economy,’ The Upside to Ripping Off Others’ Ideas
Kal Raustiala, Christopher Sprigman
September 8, 2012