Thesaurus / straight-from-the-shoulder
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The Cubans and the officers of the company alike came in for a good deal of straight-from-the-shoulder Yankee criticism.

Pioneering in CubaJames Meade Adams

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

GreylornJohn Keith Laumer

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

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 McCormickHerbert Newton Casson

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 HorrorJames Herbert Walker