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Words nearby straight-from-the-shoulder
Example sentences from the Web for straight-from-the-shoulder
The Cubans and the officers of the company alike came in for a good deal of straight-from-the-shoulder Yankee criticism.Pioneering in Cuba|James Meade Adams
It was no good trying some tricky approach; his best bet was the straight-from-the-shoulder bit.Greylorn|John Keith Laumer
"Very well, sir," said Colin, a little taken aback by this straight-from-the-shoulder statement.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
And he fought always in an old-fashioned, straight-from-the-shoulder way that put him at a great disadvantage in a legal conflict.Cyrus Hall McCormick|Herbert Newton Casson
They were straight-from-the-shoulder remarks, or, as he called them, they were “brass tacks.”The Mutiny of the Elsinore|Jack London
Idioms and Phrases with straight-from-the-shoulder
In a direct, forthright manner, as in I'll tell you, straight from the shoulder, that you'll have to do better or they'll fire you. This expression comes from boxing, where it describes a blow delivered with full force. Its figurative use dates from the late 1800s.