British slang honestly; truly; exactly
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How to use straight up in a sentence
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.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if you ask the American public a straight up question—“Do you support amnesty for illegal immigrants?”Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration? | Doug McIntyre | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The straight-up fear of a world in which disco singles consistently topping the charts was the new normal.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage | Arthur Chu | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perhaps he is straight-up obsessed with former American Idol host Paula Abdul.Robin Thicke’s ‘Paula’ Is What You Shouldn’t Do When You Get Dumped | Andrew Romano | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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
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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