Straight as an arrow
Straight as an arrow : Phrases
To stay out of trouble.
Ever since I got speeding ticket number seven, I have been flying as straight as an arrow.
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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