straight up

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  1. British slang honestly; truly; exactly

Words Nearby straight up

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How to use straight up in a sentence

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

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • 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.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • 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.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • 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.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • We had no more than got fairly between the straight-up-and-down walls of it than Piegan halted us with a warning hand.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair

Other Idioms and Phrases with straight up

straight up

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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