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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How to use shoot straight in a sentence
Paradoxically the world is holding Israel responsible for Hamas being unable to shoot straight.
We say we want politicians who will shoot straight, tell us what we need to know instead of what they think we want to know.Roland Martin: America, You Can’t Handle the Truth! | Roland S. Martin | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Pancho-Obama team fired back, yet they did not always shoot straight either.Ohio Is Last Stand for Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign | Thomas Riehle | September 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a wake-up call for the White House gang that can't shoot straight.
To be a soldier you must see straight as well as shoot straight.Tom Slade with the Colors | Percy K. Fitzhugh
It might shoot straight on, over the lip, into the wavering curtain of spray and vanish into the horror of the cauldron.The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
There was no use in trying to get away; the Royal North-West are empowered to shoot, and, as a rule, shoot straight.Northwest! | Harold Bindloss
There's shooting and shooting, and you've got to shoot straight.The Amateur Army | Patrick MacGill
Happily, he had been too drunk or too tremulous to shoot straight.The Quickening | Francis Lynde