strait and narrow


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Noun1.strait and narrow - the way of proper and honest behavior; "he taught his children to keep strictly to the straight and narrow"
path, way of life, way - a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
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In an earlier article, Satire had used the expression "strait and narrow," thus setting off a debate among copy editors and other linguists.