(as) straight as an arrow

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British pronunciation/az stɹˈeɪt az ɐn ˈaɹəʊ/
American pronunciation/æz stɹˈeɪt æz ɐn ˈæɹoʊ/
(as) straight as an arrow
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used to describe a very honest and moral person

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(as|) straight as an arrow definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "straight as an arrow" and when to use it?

The phrase "straight as an arrow" originates from the straightness and accuracy of arrows when shot from a bow. It is used to describe someone or something that is honest, unwavering, and consistent in their actions or beliefs. It is commonly used in casual conversations to commend individuals who exhibit honesty or to describe situations that follow a clear and direct path.

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completely direct and without any twists and deviations

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What is the origin of the idiom "straight as an arrow" and when to use it?

The idiom "straight as an arrow" originates from the literal characteristic of an arrow's flight path, which is typically linear and direct, without deviation or wavering. The phrase emphasizes the idea of something being perfectly straight, aligned, or accurate. It draws upon the visual imagery of an arrow's trajectory, symbolizing a sense of precision, focus, and unwavering direction.

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The highway stretched ahead, straight as an arrow, leading to our destination without any twists or turns.
It was managed straight as an arrow.
The gymnast performed a flawless routine, executing each movement with precision and landing straight as an arrow.
He's known for being straight as an arrow.
She's as straight as an arrow.
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