Definition of go straight in US English:

go straight


  • Live an honest life after being a criminal.

    • ‘The court heard he had previous convictions for burglary and robbery, but had gone straight since his last release from prison in 2000.’
    • ‘As for Simpson, Taylor said he had stolen cars as a young man but had since then gone straight, apart from stealing an engine in the mid-nineties.’
    reform, mend one's ways, turn over a new leaf, make a fresh start
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