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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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Meanwhile, Ross tracks down Simon's drug mate Connor and gets straight to the point - he smashes his fist into Connor's face, pictured above.
and Googlewhack Adventure is back his brand new live show: Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The PowerPoint)', exhibiting what the comedian does best - blending stand-up comedy with visual story-telling, arguably making Gorman the most unique comic-mind in the UK.
- Cork City's Rob Lehane gets straight to the heart of the real issues.
Plenty of punters have been tempted by the 11-2 that the American superstar gets straight back to winning ways in a tournament he has won three times before, but is it too much to expect even of Tiger to shake off eight months of rust immediately?
EARLY-BIRD Jennifer Aniston slips out of the lovenest she shares with boyfriend Vince Vaughan ...and gets straight on her mobile phone.
If everyone gets straight "A"s, exams will rapidly become pointless.
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.