a person who manifests high-minded devotion to clean living and moral righteousness.
- straight-arrow, adjective
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How to use straight arrow in a sentence
She remembered her old boss as being “one of those organized, on-top-of-it people” and “a straight arrow.”
For Al Gore, who always seemed like the ultimate straight arrow, that kind of freedom must be mind-blowing.
First the strong bow that bends to our hand, then the straight arrow, tough and trim, and the feathers that wing it to its mark.Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades | Florence Holbrook
Horace Ford, the champion shot, decides in favor of the straight arrow, and our readers cannot do better than take his advice.Archery Rules | Charles F. A. Hinrichs
British Dictionary definitions for straight arrow
informal, mainly US
a clean-living and honest person
(as modifier): a straight-arrow cop
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