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straight-from-the-shoulder

[streyt-fruh m-thuh-shohl-der]
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  1. direct, honest, and forceful in expression; outspoken.
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Historical Examples

  • It was no good trying some tricky approach; his best bet was the straight-from-the-shoulder bit.

    Greylorn

    John Keith Laumer

  • 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

  • "Very well, sir," said Colin, a little taken aback by this straight-from-the-shoulder statement.

  • They were straight-from-the-shoulder remarks, or, as he called them, they were “brass tacks.”

  • It was all straight-from-the-shoulder kind of talk, garbed in homely phrase.

    The Johnstown Horror

    James Herbert Walker