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The following line is taken from Sin City 2005,

Bad guy: John Hartigan, Mr. "Law and Order", Mr. "By-The-Book", Mr. High and Mighty.
I got to give you credit. Being such a straight arrow for so damn many years without it catching up with you. It's catching up with you now, friend of mine. It's catching up with you but good.

Is but here an adverb, meaning 'only'? And is good here also an adverb, meaning 'well'?

I think straight arrow is a metaphor. What does it stand for?

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But good is idiomatic. It means thoroughly.

Straight arrow is indeed a metaphor, meaning someone who is good and law-abiding.

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  • Oops, I didn't expect that's an idiom.. – Kinzle B Jul 4 '14 at 12:33

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