fire from the hip

fire from the hip

To speak or act rashly, recklessly, or bluntly, without consideration of potential consequences. (An allusion to firing a sidearm immediately upon drawing it from its holster without taking time to aim.) The country's prime minister has gained a reputation of firing from the hip, issuing executive orders without consulting members of parliament. The boss tends to fire from the hip, so don't take what he says too personally.
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In contrast, Gayle and co should fire from the hip at the off, through the middle and at the end of the innings - come rain or shine.
The original "trench broom" was designed to fire from the hip, had two pistol grips, and no butt stock.
I would support calls for a public inquiry if only to silence those critics who have not even taken the trouble to come and look at the policing in South Wales before they fire from the hip with misguided comments, " he said.
Maldonado swung his barrel over and opened fire from the hip.
Glyn Davies especially, David Melding, Alun Cairns, and young David Davies who - despite his tendency to fire from the hip and the lip - will grow into a formidable politician, given time.