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shoot straight

Also, shoot square. Deal fairly and honestly, as in You can't trust most car salesmen, but Jim always shoots straight, or We always shoot square with our customers. These colloquial terms use straight and square in the sense of "straightforward and honest," and shoot in the sense of "deal with."
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shoot straight

To talk or deal honestly.
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In an undersea twist on the family dog appearing just as pizza slips off a plate, crabs at Taiwan's shallow-water hydrothermal vents swarm to feast on the gentle rain of plankton killed whenever toxic plumes shoot straight up from the vents.
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