Straighten up and fly right

Submitted by Ww Ww on 09.11.2017

Straighten up and fly right (English) — Most commonly used as an imperative with parents to children. "You better straighten up and fly right." It means that someone's conduct is below the level it should be or that they are involved in conduct that is undisciplined, unacceptable. It implies bad consequences.
Nat King Cole and Irving Mills wrote a song about it in 1943. It's about a buzzard and a monkey.

English, explained by Ww Ww on Thu, 09/11/2017 - 03:46

Translations of "Straighten up and fly right"

EnglishGet your act together
GermanReiß dich zusammen!