straight-from-the-shoulder[ streyt-fruh m-th uh-shohl-der ]SEE DEFINITION OF straight-from-the-shoulder
Synonyms for straight-from-the-shoulder
- call a spade a spade
- from the hip
- lay it on the line
- like it is
- saying what one thinks
- up front
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRAIGHT-FROM-THE-SHOULDER
It was no good trying some tricky approach; his best bet was the straight-from-the-shoulder bit.
And he fought always in an old-fashioned, straight-from-the-shoulder way that put him at a great disadvantage in a legal conflict.
"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 Cubans and the officers of the company alike came in for a good deal of straight-from-the-shoulder Yankee criticism.