To be straight with someone

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Definition

I'll be straight with you: I'll be honest with you, I'll be frank with you
idiom
Straight literally means 'not curving' and in a figurative sense means 'honest':

The bakery is straight ahead. It's just up this road, you don't have to turn left or right.
Give it to me straight. Just tell me the truth.

(I think the deal is) straight: (I believe this business proposition is) honest, fair, legal, legitimate
adjective

Examples

  • "Susie : Look, I'll be straight with you, Mr. McDoody: Delavigne's on an extremely tight schedule for the next season."
  • "Let's just do a straight trade: 100 Australian Dollars for 100 US Dollars."
  • "Brian : Look Mr. T-Bone. I'll be straight with you."

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