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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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<BWarren Buffett has a reputation for getting straight to the point
MY son's form master rang excitedly on Friday night to say the lad's now getting straight "As" in his work - but his "Bs" are still wonky.
She pioneered the after-school special genre, writing, producing and directing titles such as "I Want to Keep My Baby" with Mariel Hemingway as well as telepics such as "Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night" with Susan Dey, "Children of Divorce," "Juvi" and "15 and Getting Straight." She published an autobiography, "A Difficult Woman in Hollywood," in 1999.
I'm doing a radio show for Powerhouse out here in Anaheim, then I'm getting straight on a plane and going to Toronto for the Much Music Awards.
After getting straight D's in high school and college, and falling at 22 other jobs, Barbara borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and day, a tiny real estate office in New York City.
David said despite all the excitement, he would be getting straight down to work on the promotion for his next single, due out in January.
But Ann Hein is helping ease the burden of getting straight and quick answers about students' lunch preferences.
My courses are going well at school, I'm getting straight A's, and I really want another career.
"He's a good player - he's getting straight back into it and I was glad to see him out there," said captain Wes Morgan.
But they aren't stopping there and are getting straight back to work to help change the lives of children who really need it.
"I'm looking forward to getting straight back in the top boys.

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