One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British Truthfully; honestly.‘come on, Bert, I won't hurt you—straight up’
- ‘Straight up, I didn't laugh once during this entire flick!’
- ‘Well, I guess you should just tell them straight up that you're gay and that you don't (and will never) find them attractive.’
- ‘She had asked him straight up if there was anything going on between the two co-stars and he denied it.’
- ‘Well, let me tell you straight up: I've never changed my mind about the war.’
2North American Unmixed; unadulterated.‘a dry martini served straight up’
undiluted, neat, unmixed, unadulterated, pure, unblended, uncutView synonyms
- ‘This is a vodka to be drunk straight up, and one that is good for the martini drinker.’
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