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shoot straight

Also,shoot square. Deal fairly and honestly, as in You can't trust most car salesmen, but Jim always shoots straight, or We always shoot square with our customers. These colloquial terms use straight and square in the sense of “straightforward and honest,” and shoot in the sense of “deal with.”
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  • At every leap forward she felt as if he must shoot straight from under her.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • To be a soldier you must see straight as well as shoot straight.

    Tom Slade with the Colors Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • One could not shoot straight while being shaken up like this!

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • Some men are born to shoot straight; some have to practice a long, long while.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • There are guns and guns, and some, I know, that shoot straight.

    The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Were heavily armed, and will shoot straight, take that from me.

  • Bending his bow, he let an arrow fly; but he had not yet learned how to shoot straight.

  • I can speak a little of the language, and, if it is any advantage, I can shoot straight.

    With Wolseley to Kumasi F.S. Brereton

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