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Straight arrow

DEFINITION

Dependable. Honest. Also used as “straight shooter” a person with no hidden intentions, someone who ‘says it the way it is’. The reference to ‘arrow’ probably is because you only want to shoot a straight arrow for accuracy, thusly you only can depend on a straight arrow person. (Compare to Scouts honor.)

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