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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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Well, blamed if the king didn't bill the house and the niggers and all the property for auction straight off -- sale two days after the funeral; but anybody could buy private beforehand if they wanted to.
But the partic'larest thing of all is, as nobody took any notice on it but me, and they answered straight off "yes", like as if it had been me saying "Amen" i' the right place, without listening to what went before.
I resolved on a desperate measure: to borrow fifteen roubles straight off from Anton Antonitch.
Here are three ways to wear the look, straight off the catwalks.
WHEN I think about the early years Love was in the air That first time I saw you The sunlight caught your hair That auburn glow breathtaking Your face a portrait of beauty Straight off the silver screen I was stopped in my tracks By this girl I had just seen Then you were lost Swallowed up by the crowd You were always on my mind Since that first day Would I ever see you again?
After waiting eight games to taste victory last season Brechin boss Darren Dods was savouring getting straight off the mark against Stenny.
Where he hit it miles and straight off the tee, I was like Robin Hood.
Nap of the week Alphabetical Order has already won two Flat turf handicaps this year since joining David O'Meara and did particularly well to score over 1m4f at Doncaster last time after being poorly placed in rear at the top of the home straight off a pedestrian gallop.
County Hall in Morpeth is central and straight off the A1.
My foot is not in the best shape, but I want to hit straight off the tee.
Why we can't be told the truth straight off the bat is beyond me.