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straight and narrow

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The way of proper conduct and moral integrity. Often used with the: kept strictly to the straight and narrow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the way of proper and honest behavior

Etymologies

Probably alteration of "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life” (Matthew 7:14).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably "strait and narrow," from Matthew 7:14 (Wiktionary)

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