Straight as an arrow




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Straight as an arrow : Phrases



Meaning:

To stay out of trouble.


Example:

Ever since I got speeding ticket number seven, I have been flying as straight as an arrow.


Origin:

This phrase is a mispronunciation of the phrase
straight and narrow which is a biblical reference to the path to heaven.

Alternative: Refers to the apparent flight of an arrow, straight. In fact arrows appear to fly straight only when observed over short distances. They actually travel an arced path.


See also :
Straight and Narrow

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