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straighten

v. in the phrases:

straighten your ass out [cf. W3 straighten out to alter for the better; cf. also ASS as emphatic or reflexive] phr. to reprimand severely: You daddy gon straighten you ass out, 'cause you gettin' out of hand (Nassau). (Gen.)

straighten yourself up [DHS straighten up to become honest or honourable] phr. to change one's way of living for the better. (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-10-30 18:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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