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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • If the two forces are equal there is no straight-ahead advancement.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

  • In straight-ahead flying, in mounting, and in throwing up, the kestrel was completely outpaced.