straight answer

This page is about the collocation straight answer

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an honest and direct answer to a question

For example

  • It's not easy to get straight answers from people in authority.

  • If a politician doesn't give a straight answer, it's because he has something to hide.

Quick Quiz

He gave us a straight answer, so we knew he wasn't

a. drunk

b. lying

c. bent

Contributor: Matt Errey