straight up

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A martini served straight up
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Alternative forms[edit]


straight up (not comparable)

  1. truthfully, honestly, seriously
    She told me straight up that she did not want to go.
  2. (of an alcoholic drink) chilled (stirred or shaken over ice) and served in a cocktail glass, with no ice
    Gimme a margarita, straight up.

Usage notes[edit]

There is significant confusion in the use of straight up and other terms in common bartending use – see neat: usage notes.


  • (alcoholic drink): up


Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (alcoholic drink): neat