straight and narrow


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Synonyms for straight and narrow

the way of proper and honest behavior

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All three couples are experiencing dilemmas in their relationships that center on the conflict between walking the straight and narrow and finding a desired level of excitement and spontaneity.
The Anglican church has clearly been blinded by Satan and stepped off the straight and narrow path.
Instead of opening all doors and possibilities, IT instead should focus product-development personnel on the straight and narrow course.
Consider yourself lucky if even three or four of your last 10 crushes have been fellow travelers--and don't fret too much about your eyes' occasional detour into the straight and narrow.
Now he's a none-too-talented auto mechanic with a mountain of debt and a bar-owning girlfriend (former pop novelty Cyndi Lauper, who's OK except she always needs to do something with her hands) who wants to lend him money and keep him on the straight and narrow.