straight and narrow

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably "strait and narrow," from Matthew 7:14

NounEdit

straight and narrow (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.
    The project would seriously go down the pan if Mrs. Foster weren't here to keep it on the straight and narrow.

SynonymsEdit

  • strait and narrow
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