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Straight

Direct telephone line, compared to an outside line that requires a telephone number to be dialed.

Straight

Describing a phone that connects directly to one and only one other phone. One need not dial any number between straight phones.
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And when Pleat does speak, he normally cuts through the crud and gets straight to the point.
This novel Valentine's Day gift gets straight to the point with a heart-shaped sign that says "Let's get Bear Naked.
But the move by the evangelical Oxford Vineyard Church to end traditional morning services, on the grounds that families with children are too busy on the rugby or football pitch to pray, gets straight to the heart of a dilemma faced by the Christian church.
The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers From Seed to Bloom'': This reference book gets straight to the facts by giving a step-by-step account on starting from seed - as opposed to buying plants or flowers in bulk.
Our future depends on changing how we do business, and sustainability MBA programs like the one Presidio World College offers gets straight to the core," says Hunter Lovins, co-author of Natural Capitalism.
In fact she gets straight to the point: "Leo, I was born with a penis.
THE wonderfully inventive comic mind of Dave, from Stafford, is back with a new show - Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint).
She always gets straight to the heart of the human drama with some great poignant lines such as "I felt it so it can't be wrong to sing about it" along with traces of Americana, but you won't leave it feeling on a high.
Meanwhile, Kimberley, 30, gets straight back into rehearsals with partner Pasha Kovalev (Nicola went to watch them after recording the vid yesterday).
Nicky Hambleton-Jones (above) returns and gets straight to work by transforming Ruth Howard's image after weight-loss surgery has left her looking haggard.
If everyone gets straight "A"s, exams will rapidly become pointless.