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Meaning of "as straight as a die" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE

as much
as near as damn it
as often as not
as old as the hills
as one man
as opposed to sth
as per
as per usual
as regards
as right as a trivet
as soon as
as such
as the case may be
as the crow flies
as though
as was
as well
as well as
as yet
as you were

WORDS THAT END LIKE AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE

Adie
Basse-Normandie
birdie
caddie
die
do or die
do-or-die
foodie
Geordie
goodie
Haute-Normandie
hoodie
indie
kiddie
never say die
Normandie
nudie
oldie
Picardie
sine die

Synonyms and antonyms of as straight as a die in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «as straight as a die» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE

Find out the translation of as straight as a die to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of as straight as a die from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «as straight as a die» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

笔直的模
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tan recto como un troquel
570 millions of speakers

English

as straight as a die
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

के रूप में सीधे एक के मरने के रूप में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كما مستقيم كما يموت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прямой, как умирают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

reta como uma die
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি মৃত হিসাবে সোজা হিসাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

droit comme une filière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebagai lurus seperti mati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

so gerade wie eine Düse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

直ダイなど
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

똑바로 다이 로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minangka lurus minangka mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thẳng như một chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நேராக ஒரு டை என
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सरळ एक मरणार म्हणून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir kalıp gibi düz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dritto come un dado
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tak prosto jak dyszę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прямій , як помирають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ca drept ca o matriță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όπως κατ ´ευθείαν ως μήτρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

so reguit soos ´ sterf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

så rak som en dyna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

så rett som en die
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of as straight as a die

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE»

The term «as straight as a die» is normally little used and occupies the 119.866 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about as straight as a die

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE»

Discover the use of as straight as a die in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to as straight as a die and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
As straight as a die (APP 102; MP 167) 1924 George Crook belied his name by being as straight as a die. (p. 40. Another example appears on p. 106.) Hawtrey, Charles. The Truth at Last, ed. W. Somerset Maugham. Boston: Little, Brown, and  ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Untitled
(as) straight as a die 1 extremely straight: The road runs (as) straight as a die for fifty or so miles. 2 completely honest: She'sas straight as a die, I can trust her to tell me what she'sreally thinking. . straight up slang used to show that you are ...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. ...
Well, " Allardyce is as straight as a die, and Jones is as straight as a die," said you ; ergo, Allardyce is about as straight as Jones. There, don't be angry ; but let us agree to differ. Time will shew. In the meanwhile, here is Money.' He took out of ...
Chambers's journal, 1872
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Chambers's Journal
You must permit me to hold the same opinion that you yourself held up to, say twelve o clock last night' ' How do you mean ? ' ' Well, " Allardyce is as straight as a die, and Jones is as straight as a die," said you ; ergo, Allardyce is about as ...
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Chamber's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts
... so rapidly as yours. You must permit me to hold the same opinion that you yourself held up to, say twelve o clock last night.' ' How do you mean ? ' ' Well, " Allardyce is as straight as a die, and Jones is as straight as a die," said you ; ergo , ...
William Chambers, Robert Chambers, 1872
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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts
... is as straight as a die, and Jones is as straight as a die," said you ; ergo, Allardyce is about as straight as Jones. There, don't be angry ; but let us agree to differ. Time will shew. In the meanwhile, here is Money.' He took out of his pocket the ...
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Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases
die2 (noun) (as) straight as a die 1 completely honest or straightforward. This is a figurative use of the literal meaning, although it is recorded somewhat earlier. You'll know me truer than a die (in this meaning) is found in an 18th cent. ballad.
Robert Allen, 2008
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A Woman's Vengeance: A Novel
“Well, 'Allardyce is as straight as a die, and Jones is as straight as a die,' said you ; ergo, Allardyce is about as straight as Jones. There, don't be angry; but let us agree to differ. Time will show. In the meanwhile, here is money.” He took out of ...
James Payn, 1872
9
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
(as) straight as a die 1 extremely straight: The road runs (as) straight as a die for fifty or so miles. 2 completely honest: She s as straight as a die, I can trust her to tell me what she s really thinking. • straight up slang used to show that you are ...
‎2008
10
A woman's vengeance, by the author of 'Cecil's tryst'.
"Well, 'Allardyce is as straight as a die, and Jones is as straight as a die,' said you ; ergo, Allardyce is about as straight as Jones. There, don't be angry ; but let us agree to differ. Time will show. In the meanwhile, here is money." He took out of ...
James Payn, 1872

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AS STRAIGHT AS A DIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term as straight as a die is used in the context of the following news items.
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Golfers set to tee off for Tom's charity
He was given cut-down golf clubs when he was six or seven and could hit a ball as straight as a die.” Anyone interested in taking part in, or sponsoring, the event ... «Gazette, Jun 15»
2
Volvo Ocean Race - Pushing even harder
After the Azores High, we were the first boat to enter the second low-pressure area and that took us to Lisbon as straight as a die.” Due to the ... «Sail World, May 15»
3
Grand National 2015: Jonjo O'Neill hoping Shutthefrontdoor runs a …
“He'd go out on a horse that doesn't jump well and runs off to the left or right or whatever. Next time, he comes up as straight as a die and you ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
4
Baggies boss Tony Pulis backs Graham Dorrans to fire Norwich …
"He's as straight as a die and I enjoy his company. "What Gus does is up to him. He's coached, managed and done very well. He's not done too ... «Express.co.uk, Feb 15»
5
Respected businessman dies on his 98th birthday
Derek Calrow, who was his stockbroker, added: "He was as straight as a die. He was a very prudent man, and a very successful businessman.". «Bury Times, Jan 15»
6
Expert warns of child injuries playing rugby
... very well and James wouldn't give out misinformation, he's as straight as a die. I can't see James doing that, I really can't. His care of a player ... «Scotsman, Dec 14»
7
Allen Evans: The boy who lied about his age to join the army
He was a fair man and he was as straight as a die in his dealings with other people.” Dynamic Dart Advertisement · Live. from the Lancashire ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Nov 14»
8
HS2 station at Crewe could be hard lines for Stoke
The proposed route for high-speed rail may be as straight as a die, but the sound and fury of the debate surrounding the project is full of ironic ... «BBC News, Oct 14»
9
Opinion: 'Why can't all MPs be like Beast of Bolsover, Dennis Skinner?
You won't find our Dennis doing that, he is as straight as a die. I would like to wish Dennis Skinner MP all the best for the future. You are a great ... «Derby Telegraph, Oct 14»
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Football's North star
I'll say this about Brian, he never resorted to any verbals or elbows, he played the game as straight as a die.” Which by all accounts is how Ray ... «The Northern Echo, Aug 14»

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