Direct and honest discourse; straight goods (1900+)
The general who commanded coalition troops in the first Gulf War was known for his straight talk as well as his battle prowess.
McCain said almost nothing at the White House meeting, and stripped the gears of the straight talk Express.
Everyone remembers John McCain's famous “straight talk Express,” but can you remember George W. Bush's campaign jet in 2000?
On the straight talk Express he was still an irresistible charmer.
They agreed that if Wauchope's friend the curate had given them a straight talk it would have been much straighter.
She backs me up against the desk and cuts loose with the straight talk.
He was in the habit of having 258 a straight talk with the employing farmers, telling them that the boys must be treated squarely.
Sibyl and he were having what he said afterward was quite a straight talk.
I found out later on that those boys would listen to straight talk on almost any subject, even themselves.
We are skilled in the use of words—honest, straight talk—not their dissection.