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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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That is why sex education at schools, prevention programmes and work by charities like Straight Talking is so important."
However, the results suggest that workers don't want their managers to be too straight talking. Sir Alan Sugar is certainly not held up as a role model for UK bosses, with two thirds (66 per cent) of Midlands workers saying they wouldn't work for the star of BBC2's The Apprentice.
The time has come for some straight talking on the planned revamp of education in Northumberland.
Using a more succinct and straight talking language, this building continues their urban exploration of the ambiguity between inside and outside, and their detailed exploration of how to clarify intention over mechanics (ie what a detail needs to be rather than how a detail is made).
The former career soldier said he suspected that ministers and officials at the Home Office were irritated by his military brand of straight talking, his hard-hitting reports on prison conditions and his occasionally controversial comments on issues such as the release of James Bulger's killers.
''Mark Taylor is liked, admired and respected by thousands of Australians for his leadership, character, sportsmanship and straight talking,'' said Sydney Olympic chief Sandy Hollway.
No hidden agendas or ranting and raving - just straight talking and a smile.
Some people might not like his straight talking. But what's the alternative?